America Ferrera Protests For Immigration Reform At UT Austin

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America Ferrera is using her fame to draw attention to immigration reform at the University of Texas, after an anti-immigrant "game" drew national attention to the university.

Earlier this week, the Young Conservatives of Texas at the University of Texas attempted to launch a game called “Catch an Illegal Immigrant.” Participants would be asked to wear a sign that says “Illegal immigrant” on their clothing, and those who capture one of these “illegals” would be awarded a $25 gift card.

The game was blasted by angry internet commenters and news outlets, forcing the YCT to cancel the event.

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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