"Catch an Illegal Immigrant" Game Called off at UT

Published 11/19 2013 09:58AM

Updated 11/19 2013 10:02AM

(KXAN) The Young Conservatives of Texas chapter at the University of Texas has called off its plan to host a game called "Catch an Illegal Immigrant," an event originally planned for Wednesday.

"After the University President and the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement released statements denouncing the event we planed as violating the university's honor code, I spoke with our chapter's members, and they are both concerned that the university will retaliate against them and that the protest against the event could create a safety issue for our volunteers," said YCT-UT Chapter Chairman Lorenzo Garcia.

The polarizing event on campus drew criticism from several groups, including the university, before it even happened.

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