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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: andrew cui (William Annin Middle School) vs. Opposition: Allana Spears (Colegio Bilingüe New Horizons)

Judge: Peter Beadle (Binghamton University)

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  • andrew cui
    andrew cui
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    Allana Spears
    Allana Spears
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    Posted at May 25, 2020 07:35:07PM EST by andrew cui

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    Posted at May 27, 2020 02:19:33AM EST by Allana Spears

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    Matt Katz, FEBRUARY 29, 2020, "The World’s Refugee System Is Broken" from: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/japan-refugees-asylum-broken/607003/

    World Population Review, s.d, "Developing Countries 2020" from: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/developing-countries/

    Dominican Today, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019, "Dominican Republic Govt., LatAm’s 2nd most corrupt" from: https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2019/09/23/dominican-republic-govt-latams-2nd-most-corrupt/

    NewsDeeply, s.d, "The Real Economic Cost of Accepting Refugees" from: https://www.newsdeeply.com/refugees/community/2017/08/08/the-real-economic-cost-of-accepting-refugees

    Posted at May 27, 2020 08:20:54PM EST by andrew cui

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    Posted at May 29, 2020 04:02:29AM EST by Allana Spears

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    Charlotte Edmond
    Senior Writer, Formative Content, June/20/2017, "84% of refugees live in developing countries" from: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/06/eighty-four-percent-of-refugees-live-in-developing-countries/

    UNHCR Standing Committee, s.d, "Social and economic impact of large refugee populations on host developing countries
    EC/47/SC/CRP.7" from: https://www.unhcr.org/excom/standcom/3ae68d0e10/social-economic-impact-large-refugee-populations-host-developing-countries.html

    Matt Katz, FEBRUARY 29, 2020, "The World’s Refugee System Is Broken" from: https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/japan-refugees-asylum-broken/607003/

    World Population Review, s.d, "Developing Countries 2020" from: https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/developing-countries/

    Posted at May 29, 2020 04:13:32PM EST by andrew cui

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    Diversion of flow of refugees:
    https://www.unhcr.org/3d4aba564.pdf

    Burden sharing:
    https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1061&context=yjil
    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2020/01/27/sharing-the-burden-of-the-global-refugee-crisis/

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    Submitted at May 30, 2020 10:23:24AM EST by Peter Beadle

    Category andrew cui Allana Spears
    Use of evidence: 4.6 3.9
    Delivery skill: 4.4 4.1
    Coherence of arguments: 5 4.3
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 4.3
    Identification of key points: 5 4.4
    Comments: Constructive: strong constructive providing a good base for the debate.

    Rebuttal: you make the right arguments but coul dhave been stronger and argued that your Opponent's arguments actually feed your points b/c the status quo shifts refugees to lesser developed countries while places like Italy drown refugees in the Mediterranean Ocean!!! But you do make sufficient arguments to counter your opponents LDC arguments and it makes sense that if barriers were lifted Refugees would shift more to Highly Developed Countries

    Closing: your closing extends the right arguments because I agree that your opponent isn't quite reading your UNHCR 84% of refugees go to developed nations now, so lifting barriers would see even more refugees migrating to developed countries argument correctly. It is a bit of supposition, but it makes sense. Still you could have made this argument more strongly - again cite Italy, US Southern border, where people are willing to risk death to get in to developed countries now, so of course they'd go to developed countries if barriers didn't exist. I do not count your COVID argument (interesting) as its raised for the first time in your closing and your opponent has no opportunity to respond.
    Constructive: I really like the LDC argument you raise, but ts not quite developed (no pun intended) the right way. IMHO you should be arguing that given the disparity between the economies and capabilities of developed and lesser developed nations a one-size-fits-all Proposition that forces ALL countries to share the same obligation to admit refugees is not justified. Instead the Proposition should just require more developed countries to take on that responsibility. You come close but you never make that specific argument, so your opponent is able to argue the status quo creates that inequity now, and if you remove all barriers, then refugees will naturally seek out developed countries. So your argument sort of become an independant advantage of the proposition (solve for refugees AND solve for burdens currently shifted to LDC's) - though he doesn't exactly make that argument, so I do not give him full credit for that. Still his arguments survive.

    Time Management: Your Constructive was 35 seconds over and your Rebuttal was 1:14 seconds over! Under the rules anything more than 30 seconds should be considered a significant abuse. I know you were not trying to be abusive. It was a time management issue and Andrew was gracious in not making it an issue, but you need to work on that, and I did dock you some delivery points. An important part of good delivery is time management. You are a really good speaker though, just sort that issue out.

    The decision is for the Proposition: andrew cui

    Reason for Decision:

    By the end of the round accepting the proposition would enable more refugees to migrate to developed nations, helping those countries with their economies and giving better lives to the refugees. Though the Proposition might increase the burden on lesser developed countries somewhat, it is persuasive that in fact refugees would more likely shift to developed countries if barriers were lifted. therefore, I vote in favor of the Proposition.

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