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Proposition: Suraj Shah (The Pegasus School) vs. Opposition: Laura Aybar (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons)

Judge: Dan Weiser (Woodstock Day School)

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  • Suraj Shah
    Suraj Shah
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    Laura Aybar
    Laura Aybar
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    Posted at May 26, 2020 12:08:40AM EST by Suraj Shah

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    Posted at May 27, 2020 02:24:50AM EST by Laura Aybar

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    https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/news/refugees-dying-%E2%80%98alarming-rate%E2%80%99-sea-says-report
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/1000-people-dead-mediterranean-year-191001140843136.html
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/gay-asylum-seekers-face-threat-from-fellow-refugees-in-europe/2015/10/23/46762ce2-71b8-11e5-ba14-318f8e87a2fc_story.html

    https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/E-9-2019-002992_EN.html

    Posted at May 28, 2020 01:51:26AM EST by Suraj Shah

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    Posted at May 29, 2020 03:25:45AM EST by Laura Aybar

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-14547057
    https://www.ifrc.org/fr/nouvelles/nouvelles/middle-east-and-north-africa/lebanon/refugee-camps-in-lebanon-reach-crisis-point-as-more-syrians-arrive-63251/
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/refugee-costs-88-billion-80-000-per-immigrant-free-welfare-medicaid

    Posted at May 29, 2020 11:06:20PM EST by Suraj Shah

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    Submitted at May 30, 2020 09:40:48AM EST by Dan Weiser

    Category Suraj Shah Laura Aybar
    Use of evidence: 4.5 4
    Delivery skill: 5.5 4
    Coherence of arguments: 5.5 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5.5 4
    Identification of key points: 5.5 4
    Comments: Great job. I fully agree with your analysis and appreciate the clarity in which you go about refuting your opponent. Well done. If you want to go or an argument such as this - being "the system is broken" I strongly encourage you to provide a clear alternative thart solves the plan as well as the harms you present. The system is broken, but i think the plan is a step in the right direction. Your alternative, as i understand it, is "to reexamine our policies and consider alternative measures that will help a greater number in a more cost effective way." There is no substance to that and therefore gives me nothing concrete to vote on. Listing harms with the system, harms that will be there if we vote yes or no, without an alternative that solves the harms, I cant vote there. Good luck! 

    The decision is for the Proposition: Suraj Shah

    Reason for Decision:

    I will be honest that i do not understand the opposition strategy. I fully agree with the the analysis Suraj provides that none of you arguments present me with a reason to vote no. It seems that if we vote no, all the harms listed by Laura get worse. Letting people in unconditionally is better than letting them in conditionally or not letting them in at all. They are fleeing violence - they will flee regardless of our policies - they will just do so under more dangerous conditions if we make it harder to get in. I vote proposition because the opposition at no point negates the resolution with her arguments. The system is not perfect and fixing it can happen alongside the plan.


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