The NFHS (National Federation of High Schools) releases a national resolution that policy debate organizations use in their tournaments. The two largest are the NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association) and the NCFL (National Catholic Forensic League). The source material is written for the 2018-2019 school year resolution:
“Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.”
Earlier NFHS Policy Releases
- NFHS Policy Release #10: “U-Visas” (2A) (10/8/2018) - This lesson is a brief which provides additional evidence for backing up the case.
- NFHS Policy Release #09: “U-Visas” (AFF) (10/1/2018) - This lesson lays out the foundation of a case of work visas. It gives you everything necessary to run in a debate round.
- NFHS Policy Release #08: “EB-5 Visas” (NEG) (9/24/2018) - This Monument Members release gives the opposing side of the EB-5 issues by considering a load of disadvantages.
- NFHS Policy Release #07: “EB5” (2A) (9/17/2018) - This 2A Evidence is an extension of the policy debate case Show Me The Money: The Case For EB-5.
- NFHS Policy Release #06: “EB5” (AFF) (9/10/2018) - This case argues that the EB-5 visa pilot program was never supposed to be a long term solution and therefore should be replaced.
- NFHS Policy Release #05: “Refugees” (NEG) (9/3/2018) - This download provides Negative evidence to aid them with the argument that the most cost-effective way to help the most refugees is to pay to maintain them in the region where they came from, not bring them all the way around the world one by one to the United States. That would also be a lot better for the U.S., since increased refugees means increased risk of terrorism.
- NFHS Policy Release #04: “Evidence For Refugees” (2A) (8/27/2018) - This 2A Evidence is an extension of the policy debate case Safe Haven: The Case for Refugees. The case encourages the increase of refugees in America. This brief extends that case.
- NFHS Policy Release #03: “The Case for Refugees” (AFF) (8/20/2018) - This case argues that the US should stand up for refugees. Our example will motivate other nations to step up as well.
- NFHS Policy Release #02: “Status Quo Immigration” (INFO) (8/13/2018) - In this member release, we examine some of the better known and widely debated issues that are currently being discussed in the literature on legal immigration in the United States. Our goal is not to persuade you to any point of view, but rather to summarize what some of the arguments are so that you have a better understanding of the positions you may find yourself debating this year.
- NFHS Policy Release #01: “History of Immigration” (INFO) (8/6/2018) - Policy debaters must have a solid understanding of the history of the year’s topic of study. The purpose of this article is to give competitors the underlying knowledge of that history while relating it to the resolution.
- Preseason: Policy Debate (6/25/2018) - This preseason document introduces you to the most exciting competitive event of Policy Debate.
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- Semester 2 begins January 4
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