For years, the Border Patrol has operated with little to no oversight, accountability, or transparency, leading to abuses and deaths across the southern border and beyond. Under the Trump Administration, the Border Patrol is set to grow even larger, with more agents, and more miles of a deadly and dangerous wall, bringing further militarization to the Southern Border.
But now, a former agent is speaking out against the agency’s culture of corruption, death, and abuse.
She is Breaking the Green Line.
In this original video series from SBCC, former agent Jenn Budd talks about why she left the Border Patrol, and shares her first-hand experiences to shed light on the Federal government’s most corrupt, abusive, and out of control agency.
Share “Breaking the Green Line” on Facebook and Twitter and tag #RevitalizeNotMilitarize to get the word out!
'Disgusted with the agency'
Jenn Budd, Former Senior Border Patrol Agent 1995-2001
MORE ON JENN BUDD
Read Jenn Budd's latest guest blog: The Scott Warren Retrial is a Travesty of Justice
Jenn Budd is a former Border Patrol agent who left the agency due to the rampant corruption and the Border Patrol’s culture of impunity. Check out this Q&A with Jenn to learn more about her, and why she is Breaking the Green Line.
Blogs by Jenn Budd
- Border Patrol agents are soldiers in Trump's racist, anti-immigrant war
- The "Back to School" ICE Raids that Broke Our Hearts
- Yep, that Secret Border Patrol FB Group is Typical Agent Behavior
- She Asked, "Do they take Babies Away from Mothers in the US?" Here's what I said.
- Open Letter from an Ex-Border Patrol Agent
- Expedited Removals = Birtherism 2.0
- I used to detain migrants at the border. Now I help them.
- Our policies are as dangerous to migrants as smugglers
CBP’s Extraordinary Powers
Learn more about the unchecked powers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which includes the Border Patrol, and the ways we can work together to hold border agents accountable.
Deaths by Border Patrol
Border Patrol’s lack of accountability and its culture of violence has resulted in the loss of lives of both migrants and American citizens. Read about them here.
A Better Border
We need to #RevitalizeNotMilitarize the borderlands. Learn more about what a better border looks like.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Take a stand against unaccountable and out of control border agents, the militarization of the southern border, and Trump’s dumb and harmful wall. Stand with Dreamers, border communities, and border wildlife -- sign the petitions to #RevitalizeNotMilitarize!!