The proposed "Catch an Illegal" game, which was organized by a conservative student group at UT Austin to "spark debate about illegal immigration," was instead replaced by an immigration reform rally. It appears their plans backfired after college administrators cancelled the event, and approximately 500 students joined a large demonstration on Wednesday.
Among the attendees was actress American Ferrera, whose husband is a UT Austin alum. She says she was horrified by the intent behind the game, where immigrants were supposed to be hunted down and turned in for a $25 giftcard bounty, and came out to support students who she said were being intimidated by fear tactics.
-- America Ferrera (@AmericaFerrera) November 20, 2013