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Local Community Debate – Long Island Braver Angels Debate on Immigration

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Host Organization: Long Island Alliance
State/Region: NY

de·bate| dəˈbāt | – noun – A highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen to one another, and are open to being changed by ideas.

About this Event

Resolved: {Republicans are right to insist that Biden has the executive power, like Trump, to curtail the numbers applying for asylum at the border}

With record numbers of immigrants crossing our nation’s southern border, immigration is a major issue in this year’s presidential election. Republicans argue that President Biden created this problem by repealing executive orders former President Trump put in place to discourage immigrants. More recently, a bipartisan group of Senators negotiated an immigration bill that won the support of border patrol agents. The bill, which also would have provided aid to Ukraine and Israel, failed.

You probably haven’t experienced anything like a Braver Angels Debate. It’s not a political debate, where competing candidates attempt to win votes. Nor is it a competitive high school or college debate, where people advocate positions in which they may not believe for the sole purpose of vanquishing their foes.

A Braver Angels Debate is a highly structured conversation in which a group of people think together, listen carefully to one another, and allow themselves to be touched and perhaps changed by each other’s ideas. When done well, everyone walks out a little closer to the truth, more aware of the validity in opposing views, and with tighter community relationships.

Braver Angels’ Debates might help you understand the debate process that we use.

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Registration for this debate will be closed 1 hours prior to the scheduled starting time. Group registration is not enabled for this debate. If you would like to participate online in the virtual company of others, we recommend that you coordinate the timing of your registration and ask that individuals register for themselves.

This workshop is a free event brought to you by Braver Angels as part of our mission to depolarize America. Braver Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We invite you to consider a gift to Braver Angels; all donations are tax deductible.  Your support will allow us to offer more workshops and debates with the ultimate goal of uniting America. Click here to donate.

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