Ex-Border Patrol Agent on Agency's "Racist" Culture

"The people that I was working with were more criminal than the people I was arresting every day." This is the behavior a former border patrol agent witnessed from her peers.

Former Border Patrol Agent Speaks Out On Agency's Culture

As a Border Patrol Agent from 1995 to 2001. Jenn Budd used to detain immigrants. Now, she's helping them. Her account of her time with Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) sheds light on a culture of abuse, violence and racism, which stated for her in the Border Patrol Academy. While based in Campo, California, Budd was tasked with patrolling the border and assisting in the deportation of immigrants. However, CBP officials have now publicly condemned the hate-filled private Facebook groups for former and active Border Patrol Agents (after it was revealed by the media), Budd claims that anti-immigrants’ groups have increasingly gained influence within the agency. Now the chief will sit there and say you know this isn't who we are, but it is who they are. I mean it's 9 5000 people in and some of them are retired but the force is 19 000 and then 5% of them are female, so it is who they are. Budd now volunteers at shelters in San Diego and decries horrendous detention conditions. In protest, Budd wrote an open-letter to current CBP agents asking them to "lay down their guns and resist illegal orders."

“My hope was to get them if anybody maybe had, any kind of thoughts that they aren't doing the right thing, and they feel like they're trapped because it's a good paying job, and this and that, you know I I left in 2001, unexpectedly, and I didn't have a job lined up and I just did what I felt I had to do and I resigned in protest and I told them exactly why I was resigning and that I felt that they were immoral and unethical and it was the best thing I ever did. I think this is one of those times where, you either speak the truth or you're gonna go down in history on the wrong side. I don't want to be in the wrong side,” proclaims Jenn Budd Former Border Patrol Agent.


07/12/2019 10:19 AM


  • Tauqeer K.
    03/09/2020 16:52

    ‏اوقات یہ ہے کہ 6 پارٹیاں مل کر ایک چیئرمین سینیٹ نہیں ہٹا سکیں اور باتیں کرتے ہیں حکومت گرانے کی۔😏 بہت بہت دعائیں اور نیک خواہشات وزیراعظم پاکستان عمران خان صاحب کے لئے ۔۔۔ اللّہ پاک آپکو ہر قدم پر کامیابی و کامرانی عطاء فرمائے آمین الٰہی آمین وزیراعظم نے ہسپتالوں میں بائیو میٹرک سسٹم لگوایا تو ڈاکٹروں نے ہڑتال کی تعلیمی سسٹم ٹٹولا تو اساتذہ نے ہڑتال کی ہیلمٹ کاکہا تو عام آدمی نے ہڑتال کی ٹیکس نیٹ وسیع کی بات کی توتاجر برادری نے شٹر ڈاؤن ہڑتال کی لفافہ بند کیا تو صحافیوں نے انتشار پھیلایا صفائی کی عادت عام کرنے کی بات کی تو لوگ پاگل سمجھنے لگے پودے لگانے کی بات کی تو مزاق اڑایا گیا ریاست مدینہ کی بات کی تو راہ میں روڑے اٹکائے گئے دنیا کے سب سے بڑے فورم پر بلا خوف و خطر اور پہلی بار توھین رسالت۔اسلام ۔کشمیر اور انسانیت کی بات کی ۔تو تنقید "تقریر سے کیا ھوتا ھے تہذیب اور اصولوں کے بارے سوچنا اور ان پر عمل کرنا ہمارے لئے ممکن نہیں. ہم جنگل میں رہنے کے عادی ہیں اور جنگل میں انسانوں کا قانون نہیں چلتا ڈنڈے کا چلتا ہے ڈنڈاجتنا زور سے چلے گا اتنا گہرا اثر ہو گا. کتنی عجیب بات ہے، ہر شخص یہاں ایمان کی موت مرنا چاہتا ہے لیکن ایمانداری کی زندگی نہیں گزارنا چاہتا🤔 سرمایہ داری نظام میں 100 روپے غریب سے لوٹ کر پھر 1 روپیہ اس کو کھانے کے لیےدینا خیرات کہلاتا ہے، یا اللہ تعالی، جو کوئی بھی🇵🇰 پاکستان 🇵🇰 اور عوام کی فلاح و بہبود کے لئے کوششیں کر رھے ھیں ان کو عزت اور کامیابی عطا فرما۔ اور جو کوئی بھی پاکستان اور عوام کے خلاف ھیں اور دشمنوں سے ملکر ملک میں انتشار پھیلانا چاھتے ھیں، ان کو اور انکے ساتھ دینے والوں کو، دنیا اور اخرت میں زلیل و رسوا کردے ۔امین یا رب العالمین ۔ اگر آپ نے بڑا انسان بننا ہے تو اپنا رول ماڈل پیارے نبی حضرت محمد ﷺ کو بنائیں، یاد رکھیں کوئی بھی ہمارے نبی حضرت محمد ﷺ کے پیر کی خاک کے برابر بھی نہیں پہنچ سکتا - وزیراعظم عمران خان ❤

  • Anang I.
    03/09/2020 07:14

    Thank you for shedding light on this disgusting racist organization!

  • Yolanda G.
    03/08/2020 14:00

    She opened up a very painful part of her life. It wasn't easy for her. How dare you minimize her story.

  • Allen J.
    03/08/2020 13:36

    poor little dikester has gone rogue.

  • Mareena S.
    03/08/2020 12:50

    So she waits to speak out about everything until she doesn’t work there anymore? How do we know what she is saying isn’t just slander? she could of done more good if she actually got proof of all of the corruption and stuff that was going on while working there. I do feel bad for a lot of the immigrants, and their situation but most of them come into the detained areas with the lice n scabies when they arrive, are we supposed to treat them before they get sent back to Mexico or what does she think the solution to this problem and all the other problems are? I do think everyone should be treated with respect and dignity but I also believe that if you come into any country it has to be legally. And honestly most country’s need to do their part and fix the problems that are happening in their country and with their ppl first.

  • Margarete J.
    03/08/2020 12:38

    Thanks for speaking and bringing out the TRUTH!

  • Sonya A.
    03/08/2020 09:32

    Don't break the law and you won't be put in horrible places like this. There are prisoners in similar conditions but I don't hear any whining for them

  • Will W.
    03/08/2020 09:30

    God bless ICE

  • Shifat A.
    03/08/2020 05:18

    All information it’s true

  • Craig B.
    03/08/2020 03:41

    Oh my god a place full of men with pornography!! Come onnnnnnnn

  • Naz K.
    03/08/2020 03:37


  • William D.
    03/08/2020 02:10

    This system that you are experiencing is a by-product of white supremacy that has butchered black people in this nation. So many people have turned a blind eye to this behavior on all levels. Not understanding if they had sealed with the original problem that these by products would not be so prevalent in society today.

  • Elizabeth T.
    03/08/2020 01:36

    Nothing she is saying is a reflection of what is going on today, or even in the last 20 years. A whole hell of a lot of changed have occurred since then. For one, getting caught with pornography on a government computer today would get you immediately terminated and prosecuted. Sexual misconduct will get you the same. It’s awful if this happened to here. To imply that such things are relevant now is just not true.

  • Evelyn M.
    03/08/2020 00:32

    Things have changed love

  • Lisa A.
    03/08/2020 00:25

    Black ppl been in this situation long before any of this ,this ain't nothing

  • Ida N.
    03/08/2020 00:17

    Thank you for speaking the truth. You are definitely on the right side now💓

  • Susan S.
    03/07/2020 22:37

    TY for being brave and compassionate!

  • J.d. J.
    03/07/2020 20:31

    White supremacists have a narrow focus of hatred. That hate and hypocrisy is focused on any human being that is not white. Don't let them fool you into thinking you're okay, it's a setup. Don't ever think you can trust them.

  • Scott M.
    03/07/2020 20:31

    The situations she is speaking about are 20 years ago Alot has changed. Trying to say the border Patrol operates today the same as it did then is wrong. Ever been inside one of these detention facilities? It's heaven. Its a 5 star hotel. Paid for by us for criminals. So.... This video is a bit late

  • Andrew C.
    03/07/2020 19:47

    Or maybe they should stop coming here illegally? And do it legally like everyone else 🤷🏼‍♂️ play stupid games, when stupid prizes lol just like our own prisoners we have here, they played stupid games, and won stupid prizes 😂

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