Reflecting on Murillo v Musegades 30 years later: How El Paso’s Bowie High School Took on Border Patrol and Won

Location: TNH 2.123

In 1992, a federal district court ordered US Border Patrol to stop targeting the Latino community its enforcement actions in El Paso. The case, Murillo v Musegades, emerged from advocacy led by Bowie High School students as they saw Border Patrol entering their campus repeatedly and stopping, detaining and using force against their classmates, teachers, family and friends. The power of organizing and strategic use of legal action resulted in a settlement and a victory for Bowie High School. Lulu Ortiz (’22) will moderate a discussion with former Bowie High School student and class member, Ernesto Munoz, and Barbara Hines, one of the case attorneys and Texas Law Clinical Professor (ret.).

Please RSVP here by noon, Sept 28.

Sponsored by the Immigration Clinic and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law