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>Debate Seminar:

September 14-16, 2000
Santa Clara
The Santa Clara Speech and Debate Club Annual Debate Conference
September 14th-16th, 2000
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

"Whatsoever things are true, Whatsoever things are honest, Whatsoever things are pure, Whatsoever things are lovely, Whatsoever things are of good report;
If there be any virtue, And if there be any praise, Think on these things.
- Philippians 4:8

We feel blessed that we are able to offer some well-informed speakers on the subject of immigration and immigration reform for the benefit of students involved in the NCFCA Debate League this year. On the following pages is a tentative schedule; changes will be made, and a few additional speakers added. We will attempt to update you as they are confirmed.

A question and answer period will follow each speaker. Speakers will also bring handouts for all participants.

We have done our best to keep costs as low as possible so that as many students as possible can benefit from these speakers. Although all the speakers have agreed to speak gratis, we will be paying hotel and airfare for several of the speakers. If at all possible, we will attempt to supplement the price of the meals to participants, and host housing is available to all who wish it. In addition, scholarships will be offered to families in need. Please contact Liz Whiteaker if interested in a scholarship. All applications will be kept confidential.

We thank God for the opportunity to learn to speak intelligently, honestly, and graciously - all for His glory!
- The Santa Clara Speech and Debate Club

September 14 - 16, 2000

9:30 - 10 Registration
10:00 -10:15 Welcome and Introduction
10:15 - 11:00 Topic Analysis
11:00 - 12:00 Debate Theory
Novice - Stock issues, team burdens, format Advanced - Specific disadvantages, case ideas, counterplan ideas, topicality arguments.
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
"The Status Quo"
12:30 - 1:30 Christopher Wells, Assistant Deputy Director, the Border Patrol
Topic: Border issues; enforcement issues; criminal activity; detention; deportation; pending legislation
1:30 - 3:00 The INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) - Special Agent
Gerry Lieder, and two additional speakers
Topic: Current law, administration, and operations; RCA of 1987; Naturalization issues; refugees; amnesty
3:00 - 4:00 Dr. Lea Hutchinson, Deputy Director of the El Paso City/County Health Department
Topic: Health aspects; third world diseases; impact of immigrants on infrastructure (sanitation, etc. in colonias); impact on health care and state/county emergency health services and clinics
"Expanding Immigration"
4:00 - 5:00 Alex Tabarrok, Independent Institute
Topic: Economic standpoint; costs vs. benefits; welfare; education
5:00 - 6:00 Dinner Break
6:00 - 7:00 David Friedman, Law and Economics Professor, Santa Clara University, Member of Civil Society and son of Milton Friedman
Topic: Law and court decisions impacting immigration; more economic aspects
7:00 - 9:00 Team meetings
8:30 - 9:00 Special Speaker (to be announced)
9:00 - 10:00 Research Strategies
"Restricting Immigration"
10 - 11 Norm Matloff, Professor of Computer Science, U.C. Davis, leading critic of computer immigration.
Topic: Debunking the Myth of a Desperate Software Labor Shortage. Discusses the scope and causes of this issue as well as its relationship to the H-1B work visa program.
11:00 - 12:00 Rick Oltman, FAIR (Federation for America Immigration Reform)
Topic: Mandated education of illegals; student visas; bilingual education; assimilation vs. multiculturalism
"Moral Issues"
12:00 - 1:00 Tom Krannawitter, Director of Academic Programs, Claremont Institute
Topic: Moral issues; freedom requires vigilant citizenry; restrictions should be based on national character
1:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Debate: Claremont Institute vs. CATO Institute
3:00 - 5:00 Advanced Debaters: Case Construction and Negative Plan Attack
Novices: Flowing, Impromptu speaking
5:00 - 6:30 Dinner
Keystone Speaker: Dan Griswold, Trade and Immigration Specialist, Cato Institute (and homeschool dad!!!)
6:30 - 8:30 Demonstration Debate
8:30 - 10:00 Team meetings (optional)
"Round Robin"
(Novice debaters will be teamed with experienced debaters for a real learning experience!)
9 - 10:30 Round 1
10:30 - 12 Round 2
12 - 1:00 Lunch
1 - 2:30 Round 3
2:30 - 4 Round 4
4:30 - 6:00 Finals
6:15 - 8 Dinner and Awards
8 - 10 Social (18th Century Dances)

Conference dress code: Debate attire.

Make checks payable to Liz Whiteaker. Send registration fee of $75 and separate check for meals to Liz Whiteaker, 9620 Blue Heron Court, Gilroy, CA 95020. Send questions to:, or call (408) 847-4941.

Registration deadline is August 28, 2000. Due to limited seating, only conference attendees will be allowed into conference room.

There will be a $5 fee per speaker for parents/guardians.

Speakers from the following organizations have been confirmed: Claremont Institute, Independent Institute, Border Patrol, INS. Also David Friedman (Milton Friedman's son), law professor and member of the Civil Society and Dr. Lea Hutchinson, health official from El Paso, TX, Federation for American Immigration Reform. Additional speakers pending, all speakers subject to change without notice.

Schedule of events including speakers will be available by August 14. Saturday will include a round robin for policy and L/D (to run concurrently), teams will be assigned at check-in. Following the awards banquet a social event including Civil War era dances is planned for conference attendees Saturday evening.