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Proposition: Connor Harris (Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology l) vs. Opposition: Amanda Gonzalez (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons)

Judge: Mike Davis (James Madison University)

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    Connor Harris
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    Amanda Gonzalez
    Amanda Gonzalez
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    Posted at May 25, 2020 01:54:36PM EST by Connor Harris

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    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/06/19/refugees-are-a-win-win-win-formula-for-economic-development/
    https://immigrationforum.org/article/immigrants-as-economic-contributors-refugees-are-a-fiscal-success-story-for-america/
    https://voxeu.org/article/how-immigrants-and-job-mobility-help-low-skilled-workers
    http://newamericanpathways.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/TheTennessean-RefugeesInTNContributeMoreThanTheyConsume-20131113.pdf

    Posted at May 27, 2020 04:40:09AM EST by Amanda Gonzalez

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    Fleeing Home: Refugees and Human Trafficking - World. (2020, January 1). Retrieved from https://reliefweb.int/report/world/fleeing-home-refugees-and-human-trafficking

    Sex Trafficking and the Refugee Crisis: Exploiting the Vulnerable. (2017, May 8). Retrieved from https://www.cfr.org/blog/sex-trafficking-and-refugee-crisis-exploiting-vulnerable

    United Nations. (2018, June 28). 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report - Lebanon. Retrieved from https://www.refworld.org/docid/5b3e0af64.html

    UNHCR (1995), Sexual Violence Against Refugees, Geneva https://www.refworld.org/pdfid/3ae6b33e0.pdf

    The freedom Fund (2016) Struggling to survive: Slavery and exploitation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon https://d1r4g0yjvcc7lx.cloudfront.net/uploads/Lebanon-Report-FINAL-8April16.pdf

    Save the Children, UNICEF, (2015, July) Small Hands Heavy Burden: How the Syria Conflict is driving more children into the workforce. https://www.savethechildren.nl/sci-nl/media/Save-the-children/PDF/Save-rapport-_-Small-hands-heavy-burden.pdf

    Posted at May 27, 2020 04:10:20PM EST by Connor Harris

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    https://www.unhcr.org/figures-at-a-glance.html

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/04/09/syria-conflict-explained-bashar-assad/498756002/

    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/u-s-signs-peace-deal-taliban-war-afghanistan-really-ending-ncna1147426

    Posted at May 29, 2020 09:39:01AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/syrian-children-jordan-poverty-unicef
    https://www.lifedeathwhatever.com/five-things-blog/five-things-ive-learned-about-death-from-working-with-refugee-children-by-nuri-mcbride
    https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/syrian-children-jordan-poverty-unicef
    https://www.voanews.com/world-news/middle-east-dont-use/un-three-quarters-syrian-refugees-lebanon-live-below-poverty-line
    https://apolitical.co/en/solution_article/impact-refugees-labour-market
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/20/the-list-europe-migrant-bodycount
    https://www.fmreview.org/economies/zetter-ruaudel
    https://reliefweb.int/report/jordan/out-reach-legal-work-still-inaccessible-refugees-jordan

    Posted at May 29, 2020 12:52:30PM EST by Connor Harris

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    Submitted at May 30, 2020 11:24:10PM EST by Mike Davis

    Category Connor Harris Amanda Gonzalez
    Use of evidence: 3.7 3.6
    Delivery skill: 3.7 2
    Coherence of arguments: 3.4 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.2 5
    Identification of key points: 2.5 5.3
    Comments: You spend too much time restating your opponents arguments. Try to do this more quickly to get to your arguments sooner. You went 30 second over in your last speech and your speaker points reflect this since the arguments you presented within the time limit were enough to win the debate.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Amanda Gonzalez

    Reason for Decision:

    The opposition does a good job framing this resolution as forcing ALL nations to take on refugees. In order for the proposition to win this debate they have to win an alternate framing of the debate.

    The opposition spends a large amount of time outlining which countries should be taking them and other ways that nations like China can help out. This means that the proposition needs to spend more time explaining why the current system doesn't work and a universal obligation would help.

    The proposition spends too much time on just the example of TN and the opposition points this out. So it is good for the the US to accept refugees, but I think you need to do more to explain why it would work elsewhere.


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