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Life Divided: The Nat’l Debate Over Immigration Reform

10/02/2013

The John R. Park Debate Society (the University of Utah Forensics Team) is pleased to host Tony Yapias (Proyecto Latino de Utah), Robert “Bob” Wren (Utahns for Immigration Reform & Enforcement), Jean Hill (Salt Lake Catholic Diocese), and Arturo Morales-Llan (Legal Immigrants for Immigration Law Enforcement) in a public forum focused on the controversial topic of citizenship and immigration reform. The event will be moderated by Carolynn Camp (University of Utah Conflict Resolution Certificate Program) and is co-sponsored by the University of Utah MUSE Project.

What:
Life Divided: The National Debate Over Immigration Reform, presented by the John R. Park Debate Society
Who:
Tony Yapias (Proyecto Latino de Utah), Robert “Bob” Wren (Utahns for Immigration Reform & Enforcement), Jean Hill (Salt Lake Catholic Diocese), and Arturo Morales-Llan (Legal Immigrants for Immigration Law Enforcement).
When:
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where:
Social Work Auditorium, University of Utah Campus

In light of Representative Chris Stewart’s proposal for  legal status for undocumented immigrants short of citizenship, the John R. Park Debate Society is hosting a public forum and demonstration debate on the topic of immigration. Stewart’s proposal would provide legal status for undocumented immigrants that would allow them to live in the United States without imprisonment or deportation after appropriate penalties. However, the proposal would not allow these same immigrants a special pathway to United States citizenship. Those here illegally, who desire citizenship, would go through the same process of all other legal immigrants. Guests in this event have been active participants in state-wide and national debates about immigration reform efforts. It will be moderated by Carolynn Camp, the Director of the University of Utah’s Conflict Resolution Certificate Program.

In addition, the University of Utah Forensics Team will be conducting a demonstration debate on the resolution, “Resolved: The United States Federal Government should pass Representative Chris Stewart’s special citizenship proposal for undocumented immigrants living in the US.”

The John R. Park Debate Society at the University of Utah is an intercollegiate competitive debate team. Founded in 1869, the organization has hosted biannual forums for the past several years in an effort to educate the public and to facilitate civil dialogue about contentious political and social issues. This fall, the event is co-sponsored by the University of Utah MUSE Project in cooperation with their annual campus discussion theme which is citizenship for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, please contact Michael Middleton m.middleton@utah.edu

Click here for video of the student demonstration debate.

Click here for video of the panel discussion.

Click here for coverage of the event by ABC4 TV.

Last Updated: 8/21/17