Group Takes Flak Over "Catch the Illegal Immigrant" Game

Conservatives are causing controversy again—this time at Texas Tech, where the Young Conservatives of Texas held its "Catch the Illegal Immigrant" game a few weeks back.

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Conservatives are causing controversy again—this time at Texas Tech, where the Young Conservatives of Texas held its "Catch the Illegal Immigrant" game a few weeks back. The game, which involved T-shirts with "Illegal Immigrant" on the front and the words "Catch Me If You Can" on the back, sent students—all white—wearing the shirts to class. Other students could bring these "illegal immigrants" back to the group, where he or she would be awarded a prize.

The event was held—allegedly coincidentally—on Cesar Chavez Day and outraged at least two students enough for them to write letters to the school's president. Other complained directly to the group, saying the wording of shirts (the "catch," specifically) implied violence.