Austin, Texas - A Greg Abbott field representative is organizing an event on the UT campus, awarding prizes to those who discover and detain students playing undocumented immigrants.
Statement from Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa:
"Greg Abbott has already put fear into the hearts of hardworking college students in Texas, through his refusal to take a real position on the Texas DREAM Act. While Abbott has said he doesn't support the DREAM Act as it is, he refuses to say what he would change and if he supports it at all. And now one of his staffers is organizing theatrical arrests on campus. Our young and promising DREAM Act scholars already live in enough fear of Abbott, without his staff also forcing them to watch mock arrests.
This is an incredible shame. Greg Abbott owes Texas DREAM Act scholars an apology, and he must come out and immediately denounce Wednesday's event. This style of hatred and fear is not the type of leadership Texas deserves."