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The Young Conservatives of Texas at UT Austin cancel a planned game of “Catch the Illegal Immigrant,” but not before igniting a national firestorm.  Two area political leaders are among those with opinions about it.


The game would have awarded a $25 gift card to anyone who “caught” a student wearing an illegal immigrant label, and Harris County Democratic Party chair Lane Lewis says that’s distasteful.

Harris County Republican Party chair Jared Woodfill says being concerned about *illegal* immigration doesn’t mean Republicans don’t care about people of color.

The GOP chair agrees, though, the game was a bad idea.

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