'Catch An Illegal Immigrant' Game Is Actually Happening At Texas School (UPDATE)

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 05:04

'Catch An Illegal Immigrant' Game Is Actually Happening At Texas School (UPDATE)

 

A group of conservative students at the University of Texas at Austin is planning on hosting a "Catch An Illegal Immigrant" game that involves participants "capturing" volunteers masquerading as undocumented immigrants.

According to a Facebook event page promoting the game, several volunteers wearing "illegal immigrant" labels will be walking around the college campus Wednesday. The UT chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) said it will be giving $25 gift cards to students who are are able to "catch" these volunteers.

As of Monday afternoon, almost 150 people had indicated they would be attending the event.

Lorenzo Garcia, chairman of the university's YCT chapter, has insisted the game is not meant to promote prejudice, but to start a debate, according to the Texas Tribune. Garcia did not immediately return The Huffington Post's request for comment.

"The purpose of this event is to spark a campus-wide discussion about the issue of illegal immigration, and how it affects our everyday lives," the group wrote on Facebook.

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