Debate March 7, 2013 - "Ought the University System Board of Regents Repeal its Ban on Undocumented Students?"
Please join the Phi Kappa Literary Society on March 7th as we discuss arguably one of the most cotroversial policies of the USG Board of Regent’s: it’s ban on undocumented students. Brother Walker Smith will be first affirming, and Brother Ben Woodard will be first negating. Guests are encouraged to speak and ask questions as well.
We will also be hosting guest speaker Richard Milligan, a Ph.D candidate in the UGA Department of Geography and organizer with the Athens Immigrant Rights Coalition. He will be delivering a guest oration titled “Celebrating Courage, Sponsoring Fear: The Ban on Undocumented Students 50 Years after Desegregation at UGA”.
The Definitions for the Debate are as follows:
Ought- “Should”, this is a good old fashioned normative debate. The University has a moral obligation to allow the following.
The University of Georgia System- All chartered state educational institutions. Community colleges already allow, whether explicitly or by enforcement, undocumented students.
Repeal the ban- Allow the affected parties to attend classes and attain an accredited degree.
Undocumented students- Any enrolled or formally enrolled student of the University who was born to foreign parents in a foregin nation, currently live in the United States and do not possess a visa or any other form of legal documentation.