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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.

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07/12/2019 10:19 AM
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  • John T.
    07/12/2019 12:44

    This is becoming a broken record.

  • Carol N.
    07/12/2019 13:56

    Sounds like a good clean up,is needed and some decent people hired

  • Brut
    07/12/2019 15:12

    This is the history of Section 1325 — the federal law used to justify family separations at the border.

  • Elizabeth T.
    07/13/2019 01:10

    Right, because I’m sure the BP is the same now as it was 20 years ago. Give me a break. The hard working men and women of the BP are heroes. They serve as America’s first line defense from drug trafficking, human trafficking, terrorists and criminals attempting to enter our country. The left will stop at nothing, now demonizing the entire border patrol for the actions of a few almost 20 years ago. It’s only a matter of time before they start demonizing the military. They have no shame and it’s disgusting.

  • Joshua C.
    07/13/2019 02:11

    But the truth is still if they weren't trying to break into our Country illegally they wouldn't be there in the first place !!!!

  • Cindy S.
    07/13/2019 20:56

    Trump terrorist cult members

  • Peggy I.
    07/13/2019 22:20

    How are doing now?

  • Korey C.
    07/15/2019 01:07

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

  • Bentley C.
    07/15/2019 10:49

    I don’t find her truthful.

  • Glenn F.
    07/15/2019 23:12

    Guarantee you identifies as nonbinary and gender fluid.....lmao.

  • Wayne N.
    07/16/2019 11:55

    B.S. NOT BUYING IT.

  • Bryan H.
    07/16/2019 11:58

    B.S.

  • John A.
    07/17/2019 02:55

    This is a BS story and the reason we know this is because private legal citizens have gone to the detention facilities and posted live video of how things really are and it’s NOT what this person is saying. That is a fact that has been shown numerous times.

  • Jimbo B.
    07/17/2019 04:00

    She's a carpet muncher and can't be trusted.

  • JohnJohn V.
    07/17/2019 11:14

    Another good reason to close the f****** border

  • Vito M.
    07/17/2019 12:02

    She's full of crap not one video have they shown shows any of these people being abused as a matter of fact it goes against everything the Democrats are trying to prove

  • Denice G.
    07/19/2019 02:52

    I want to go to one of these detention centers. I'm sick of the Lies! Our President is a Dictator, no doubt. Pray for these Families and this Country.

  • Anthony B.
    07/19/2019 14:03

    Bitter lesbian

  • Yolanda G.
    07/19/2019 14:06

    CONGRATULATIONS FOR SPEAKING OUT!!!...😢...IM PROUD OF YOU AND NOT BE ON THAT OTHER EVIL SIDE....THE TRUTH WILL SET U FREE..!!...AMEN...I PRAY THAT OTHERS WILL COME FORWARD AND HAVE THEIR PROOF IN COURT....BE WELL..THANK YOU...LET'S STOP THE HATE...THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS!!!!!!...NOT ONLY THE CHILDREN OF ALL AGES...BIT THE ADULTS TOO...MAY GOD HELP THEM ALL TO LIVE THE AMERCIAN DREAM!!

  • Kenny M.
    07/20/2019 03:31

    So when do we start letting felons get away with murder and rape and assault. When do the parents of these caged kids get held responsible. Americans who break the law are separated from their kids and put in jail. Why are illegals not. They aren't the Clinton's.