Tavern Debate: Resolved: America Needs Immigration Reform! -- hosted by Chicago Federalist Society
Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The Chicago Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society
A Tavern Debate
Resolved: America Needs Immigration Reform
The United States is a country of immigrants and should remain so, but no nation can exist without knowing where its borders end and who its citizens are. The United States at present has two obvious choices: to continue to build a wall and attempt to deport all persons who are not here legally, or to reform its immigration laws in a way to encourage the immigration it wants and to document immigration that it cannot prevent. The former is an expensive, perhaps impossible task; the latter, an acknowledgment of economic reality.
What say you? Come join the debate!
As always, this tavern debate is an audience participation event, with potential speakers (a/k/a attendees) being provided food and a variety of libations for almost any taste or temperament.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Gavel Drops
(Note: building security may not let you in after 6:00 p.m., so don’t be late)
Early Bird Discount: $20 if paid in advance, $10 for students (ID Reqd.)
$30 at the door, $15 for students (any time after Noon, Wed. 1/22/2014)
($25 at the door with current Federalist Society membership card.)
The Heartland Institute’s Library
1 South Wacker Dr. #2740
Chicago, IL 60606
RSVP by 12pm, Jan. 22, 2014
Please RSVP early so we can get your name on the building security check-in, and also stock the bar and food stores sufficiently to supply all attendees!
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Chicago Federalist Society
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students and professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community. The Society takes no set position on legal issues, but promotes debate on a variety of historical, current, and developing topics - confident that the truth will out, and it will triumph if men and women of integrity act in accordance therewith.