Research Links & Critical-Thinking Questions – February 2018

Issue 1: Net Neutrality H.R.4682 “Open Internet Preservation Act” (Text) FCC: “Restoring Internet Freedom” “In Protests of Net Neutrality Repeal, Teenage Voices Stood Out” NYT Article “The Case for Net Neutrality Repeal” Article “What the End of Net Neutrality Means for You” Time Article Fox Video: “FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality” Issue 2: Diversity Visa Lottery U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services U.S. Department of State Visa Statistics U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration Data and Statistics H.R.4427 - Protecting America and American Workers Act “What Is the Diversity Visa Lottery?” CNN Article  
Issue 1: Net Neutrality Should everyone have equal access to content online or should it be okay to charge more for premium services for those who can afford them? Does net neutrality hamper competition and innovation? Why or why not? Should internet service providers (ISPs) be able to speed up access to sites who pay to be prioritized and slow down the sites who don't pay a premium? Should the government have regulatory power over the ISPs? Why or why not? Do you agree with the FCC's decision to repeal the net neutrality rules? Why or why not? Issue 2: Diversity Visa Lottery 1. Compare and contrast the pro/con congressional quotes on p. 3 of the newsletter. Whose opinion do you agree with the most, and why? 2. How has the recent NYC terrorist attack influenced the Diversity Visa Lottery debate? 3. Do you think Congress should end the Diversity Visa Lottery program? Why or why not? 4. Should the children of illegal immigrants become U.S. citizens at birth? Why or why not? 5. Should undocumented residents be deported without recourse? Why or why not?