JENN BUDD was a senior patrol agent with the U.S. Border Patrol in San Diego and an intelligence agent at San Diego Sector Headquarters. She worked there from 1995 to 2001. Since leaving the agency due to rampant corruption and the Border Patrol's culture of impunity, she has become an immigrant rights activist and Jenn Budd is recognized as one of the Border Patrol's loudest and bravest critics.
Jenn Budd's extraordinary memoir, Against The Wall: My Journey From Border Patrol Agent to Immigrant Rights Activist, exposes the institutional corruption, misogyny and racism of the most corrupt federal agency in the United States. This is also a unique yet far-reaching perspective about the #MeToo Movement, white privilege, women in law enforcement, LGBTQ issues, personal and physical walls and their false sense of security, mental illness, politics, rage, vulnerability and forgiveness. We see through Jenn Budd's journey the present the moral crisis of our country, a crisis that started long before Trump. Through her devastating experience of running from her own abusive family to a bigger abusive government "family", this book forces us to search our own souls and ask ourselves: What happens when we forsake our core values for security and when we don't take a good look at the consequences of our own actions?
Against the Wall