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2018 - 2019

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its restrictions on legal immigration to the United States.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas:

  1. H1B Visas
  2. Travel Ban
  3. DREAM Act
  4. Border Restrictions
  5. Refugees/Asylum Seekers
  6. Legal Pathways to Citizenship for undocumented immigrants

2017 - 2018

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its funding and/or regulation of elementary and/or secondary education in the United States.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas:

  1. Charter schools / Private schools
  2. Special education
  3. Health & nutrition
  4. Gender / Ethnicity issues
  5. Curriculum / Standards
  6. Facilities

2016 - 2017

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic and/or diplomatic engagement with the People’s Republic of China.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas:

  1. Foreign Banking Investment
  2. Human Rights
  3. Pacific Rim
  4. China/Africa
  5. Health Care Diplomacy
  6. Energy/Environment

2015 - 2016

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas:

  1. Prism (Examples of cases could involve bulk and metadata collection, NSA encryption issues, among others)
  2. Aerial Surveillance (e.g. drones, UAV)
  3. Border surveillance
  4. TSA
  5. COIN (This involves counterintelligence issues, domestic spies, any potentially threatening groups)
  6. Drug trafficking

2014 - 2015

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military exploration and/or development of the Earth's oceans.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas

  1. Aquaculture
  2. Biomedical
  3. Pollution
  4. Desalination
  5. Energy
  6. Law of the Sea

2013 - 2014

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its economic engagement toward Cuba, Mexico or Venezuela.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas

  1. Cuban Embargo
  2. NAFTA
  3. Economic Assistance for Mexico
  4. Trafficking
  5. Fossil Fuel
  6. Infrastructure

2012 - 2013

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its transportation infrastructure investment in the United States.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas

  1. Airports/Aviation
  2. Waterways
  3. Rail Transportation
  4. Roads/Highways
  5. Ports
  6. Bridges

2011 - 2012

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its exploration and/or development of space beyond the Earth's mesosphere.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas

  1. Mars
  2. Solar Power Satellites
  3. Space Debris
  4. Resource Mining
  5. Space Militarization
  6. Asteroid Defense

2010 - 2011

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its military and/or police presence in one or more of the following: South Korea, Japan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas

  1. Remote weapons (including drones and landmines)
  2. Drug eradication
  3. Okinawa
  4. Turkey
  5. Troop withdrawal in the following: South Korea, Afghanistan, Kuwait
  6. Private military contractors

2009 - 2010

Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States.

Novice / Junior-Varsity Case Areas

  1. Poverty Line
  2. Homelessness / Housing
  3. Food Stamps
  4. Native Americans
  5. Mental Healthcare
  6. Immigration
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