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Planned 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game under fire

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Planned 'Catch an Illegal Immigrant' game under fire

By Jessica Janner. CREATED Nov 19, 2013

Texas (KTNV) -- A college group in Texas is coming under fire because of a game of tag. It's no ordinary game of tag though. It's called "Catch an Illegal Immigrant."

A lot of people are calling it racist.

Members of the Young Conservatives of Texas are planning the game tomorrow on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

They will be wearing "illegal immigrant" pins and the players who catch them will receive a $25 gift card.

The group says that it is about raising awareness about the problem of illegal immigration, especially in border states like Texas.

Most students on campus say the message is being lost in the controversy.

The University of Texas at Austin said student who participate in the game on Wednesday will be violating the student honor code.

There is no word though on what the punishment might be.

Jessica Janner

Jessica Janner

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