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      College game stirs controversy

      The Texas Democratic Party is condemning a "Catch an Illegal Immigrant Game" event planned by the Young Conservatives of Texas on an Austin university campus.

      The student club announced the game Monday with a Facebook posting. Members plan to wear signs on Wednesday that say "illegal" and students who capture them get $25 gift certificates.

      The group said in a statement they hope to spark debate about immigration and a Texas law that allows children brought to the United States illegally to pay in-state tuition.

      Democrats condemned the game and pointed out that the organizer was a former staff member on Republican Greg Abbott's gubernatorial campaign.

      The University of Texas at Austin said students who participate in the game Wednesday will be violating the student honor code.