Immigration Surveillance Affirmative

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Immigration Surveillance Aff SLUDL/NAUDL 2015-16

Immigration Surveillance Affirmative


Immigration Surveillance Affirmative 1

Summary 3

Glossary (1/2) 4

Immigration 1AC (1/4) (4-min Version) 6

Immigration 1AC (1/5) (Short Version) 11

Immigration 1AC (1/10) (Long Version) 17

Answers To: Deportations Decreasing Now 28

Answers To: Illegal Immigration Hurts the Economy 31

Answers To: ICE improving now 34

Answers To: State laws deter immigration 36

Answers To: Ending surveillance -> inefficient system 39

Answer To: Ending surveillance fuels smuggling crisis 41

Human Rights Advantage (1/6) 43

Answers To: ICE reducing rights violations 50

Answers To: States have a right to deport 52

Answer To: Curtailing surveillance makes immigration courts worse 54

Answers to: Curtailing surveillance leads to violent militias (Militia DA Ans) 56

Answers To: Security should be prioritized over human rights (1/2) 58

Immigration enforcement increases crime 61

Immigration Surveillance makes fighting crime harder 64

Data linking Immigration to Crime Misleading 66

Immigration Enforcement does not prevent terrorism 67

Terrorism Disadvantage: Impact Answers 75

DREAM Act does not solve immigration issues (JV/V) 76

DREAM Act harms immigrants- Military Recruit (1/2) (JV/V) 79

DREAM Act does not prevent deportation (JV/V) 82


Introduction to the Immigration Surveillance Affirmative

The Immigration Surveillance Affirmative seeks the end the surveillance of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Currently, federal immigration officials and local law enforcement agencies track down undocumented immigrants because they have violated the law by staying in the country illegally. The issue is that many of these undocumented immigrants have already lived in the country for a long period of time, contribute to the economy through employment and paying taxes, and have children who are citizens. Despite the benefit that immigration brings to the United States, the Obama administration (following in the footsteps of the Bush administration) has attempted to increase the number of undocumented individuals deported each year and has done so using advanced surveillance techniques and tactics.

Thus, the affirmative tries to reverse this trend of deportation by ending the surveillance programs that are used to track down undocumented immigrants. The two advantages to the 1AC are (1) The U.S economy and (2) Human rights abuses.

The U.S Economy Advantage Summary

The U.S economy advantage argues that process of finding and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants is bad for the U.S economy. The reason this is true is that millions of dollars are spent every year deporting undocumented immigrants. Furthermore, most of the people that we end up deporting are critical to their local economies because they have a job, they pay taxes, and many start their own businesses. Immigrants are the economic backbone of this country because they supply the economy with workers and they contribute to the economy like other Americans by buying houses, going to restaurants, and engaging in the every day economic activities that keep the U.S economy afloat. By deporting immigrants we make communities poorer and cause the economy to decline.

The affirmative is able to solve for this by ending the surveillance programs that are used to find and deport undocumented immigrants. When we no longer waste money trying to find undocumented immigrants we allow those individuals to contribute to our economy and make the country stronger

The Human Rights Advantage Summary

The Human Rights advantage argues that the federal government is currently violating the rights of people by using surveillance to track them down and deport them. Individuals who are tracked down and deported often have little access to legal resources and are treated in gross and unethical ways. Human rights activist have found that some people have been detained and left in prisons with horrible conditions, others have been deported even though they are actually citizens!

The affirmative is able to solve for this by ending the surveillance programs that lead to the deportation of undocumented immigrants.

Glossary (1/2)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Is an agency of the United States federal government that was formed in 2002 from the combination of 22 departments and agencies. The agency is charge of various task related to making the United States homeland safe including customs, border, and immigration enforcement; emergency response to natural and manmade disasters; antiterrorism work; and cybersecurity.

U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): is an agency within the Department of Homeland security that enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S.): The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is responsible for processing immigration and naturalization applications and establishing policies regarding immigration services.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (C.B.P.): Customs and Border Protection prevents people from entering the country illegally, or bringing anything harmful or illegal into the United States.
Secure Communities Program: is a program of the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that uses information shared between the ICE, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and local law enforcement agencies to find whether individuals who have a criminal record have also violated immigration law by entering the United States illegally.

Non-governmental organizations (NGO): an organization that is not a part of the government. For example, Doctors Without Borders is an NGO.

Undocumented Immigrant: refers to a foreign nationals residing in the U.S. without legal immigration status. It includes persons who entered the U.S. without inspection and proper permission from the U.S. government, and those who entered with a legal visa that is no longer valid. Undocumented immigrants are also known as unauthorized or illegal immigrants.

Border Patrol: is the agency in charge of watching and monitoring the border in order to prevent people from entering the United States illegally.

Immigrants Detention Center: is a facility used by the federal government to house undocumented immigrants who have been detained and subject to deportation.

Consular Consolidated Database (CCD): is a database used by U.S consular officials that records data from visa applications such as photographs and democratic information of applicants.

Glossary (2/2)

Arizona v. United States: a legal case brought to the Supreme Court of the United States that dealt with whether the State of Arizona could make its own immigration law independent of the federal government. On a 5-3 decision the court found that Arizona could not make it a crime to be in Arizona without legal papers, making it a crime to apply for or get a job in the state, or allowing police to arrest individuals who had committed crimes that could lead to their deportation because those laws infringed upon the federal government’s authority in immigration law.

Federal expenditures: spending by the federal government.

Attendant: occurring with or as a result of; accompanying.

Dataveillance: Surveillance of someone’s personal data.

Duress: describes a range of symptoms and experiences of a person's internal life that are commonly held to be troubling, confusing or out of the ordinary.

Alterity: the state of being other or different; otherness.

Yielded: produce or provide.

Human Rights: a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person.

Civil Rights: the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.

Nonjusticiable: If a case is "nonjusticiable." a federal court cannot hear it.

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