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Only Here Podcast: From Border Patrol Agent To Border Activist

Jenn Budd stands in front of the border fence in this photo taken Dec. 17, 2019.
Kinsee Morlan
Jenn Budd stands in front of the border fence in this photo taken Dec. 17, 2019.
We caught up with Jenn Budd at Las Americas mall a few months before the pandemic hit. Jenn has become well known in the border activism world. Her criticisms of U.S. immigration policies and Customs and Border Protection are harsh, and very personal. Because Jenn; she used to be a Border Patrol agent herself. Today, a story about a big perspective shift at the border. It’s also a story about how some people have to hit rock bottom before they change. About the Show: “Only Here” is about the unexplored subcultures, creativity and struggles at the U.S.-Mexico border. The KPBS podcast tells personal stories from people whose lives are shaped by the tension reverberating around the wall. This is a show for border babies, urban explorers or those who wonder what happens when two cultures are both separated and intertwined. Follow Us: https://www.facebook.com/onlyherepodcast/ https://www.instagram.com/onlyherepodcast/ Support Us: https://www.kpbs.org/donate Give us Feedback: 619-452-0228‬ podcasts@kpbs.org

Jenn Budd has become well known in the border activism world.

Her criticisms of U.S. immigration policies and Customs and Border Protection practices are harsh, and very personal, because Budd used to be a Border Patrol agent herself.

In a new episode of "Only Here," Budd talks about her big perspective shift at the border. She also shares how she had to hit rock bottom before she changed.

“Only Here” is a KPBS podcast about the unexplored subcultures, creativity and struggles at the U.S.-Mexico border. The KPBS podcast tells personal stories from people whose lives are shaped by the tension reverberating around the wall. This is a show for border babies, urban explorers or those who wonder what happens when two cultures are both separated and intertwined.