Content warning: This article discusses rape culture and sexual assault.

I was once just like you. When I joined the Border Patrol in June of 1995, I was looking to serve my country and experience what it was to be a federal law enforcement officer. I went through the same…

Border Patrol agent and union vice president Art del Cueto.

Much of the public discussion of our southern border today is one-sided. It is most often created by those with the most power and the loudest bullhorn; those in search of power, authority and money. So, it should come as no surprise to you that much of what we have…

Border Patrol seal

It’s no surprise that there are claims of a new crisis on our border. A new year, a new administration, new policies in regard to who can cross and how they are processed will always bring a crisis claim from one side or the other. Depending on which side you…

For those who do not know who I am: I am a former Senior Patrol agent and a San Diego Sector Headquarters Intelligence agent for the U.S. Border Patrol. I was stationed in the treacherous mountains east of San Diego from 1995 until I resigned in protest in 2001. I…

There are certain rights we must willingly give up if we wish to be hired on for certain jobs. It is not uncommon for employers of various industries to request a criminal background check before we are hired. Few would argue that this is unreasonable for a company. Banks should…

If you have spent any time reading my past posts, you know that I am dedicated to reforming our immigration system and that I have lived and survived the brutal rape culture of the U.S. Border Patrol. Often female officers write to me privately to confess the sexual harassment and…

Jenn Budd

Former Senior Patrol agent/Intelligence agent turned immigration rights activist. Whistle blower. Advisor, speaker, writer on Border Patrol and CBP corruption.

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