Hosts of The Green Line

Brandon Judd

Brandon Judd is a Border Patrol Agent and serves as President of the National Border Patrol Council, representing more than 16,500 Border Patrol line Agents. He brings with him nearly 20 years of experience as a Border Patrol Agent, fluency in Spanish, and a thorough understanding of the policies affecting border security. Judd started his career as a field agent in 1997. In 2002, he was selected as a Special Operation Mountain Team Leader in Naco, Arizona, where he supervised the interdiction of aliens. He also served as a Field Training Officer and a Canine Officer stationed at one of the busiest border crossings in Naco, Arizona. From 2001 to 2002, Judd was an instructor at the Border Patrol Academy. During his 15-year tenure, he oversaw the implementation of numerous department policies, including changes affecting the mission-driven Mobile Response Team. He was first elected President of the Border Patrol Local in El Centro, California in 2001, and was later elected President of the largest Border Patrol Local in Tucson, Arizona in 2010, where he served a two-year term. Judd is currently a Border Patrol Agent assigned in Montana.

Chris Cabrera

Chris Cabrera is a Border Patrol Agent and serves as the Vice President and Spokesman of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. He has over 13 years of experience as a Border Patrol Agent and has a thorough understanding of the policies and issues affecting border security. Before joining the Border Patrol, Cabrera served his country as a paratrooper with the United States Army.

In October of 2001, he joined the Border Patrol and has spent his entire career in the Rio Grande Valley, stationed in McAllen, Texas. Cabrera spent several years assigned to the Riverine Unit, patrolling the Rio Grande River by boat. Chris knows firsthand how dangerous drug cartels have grown since becoming an agent, as he has come under fire while on patrol.

Chris’s “Bad Boys Gym” in McAllen, Texas is more than a gym. This is where Chris mentors youth from the valley, and his love for boxing and the community comes together. Using boxing as a backdrop, he teaches kids how discipline, commitment and determination are the fundamental principles for success in the ring and in life.

Cabrera resides in Edinburg, Texas with his wife and children.

Art Del Cueto

Art joined the Border US Patrol in 2003. Prior to joining the patrol, Art worked for a high custody level prison for the state of Arizona. Art grew up in Douglas, Arizona a city along the US/Mexico border, Art learned early of the  challenges border communities face. He has also seen first hand the growing dangers  of international drug cartels. Art will tell you that the border was different, and safer when he was a kid. Today the violence and fear of the cartel is threatening to tear the social and familiar fabric that has bound Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora together for generations.

In 2012, Art was elected President of NBPC Local 2544 by the membership.  Local 2544 is the largest local in National Border Patrol Council with over 4500 members. Art has held several different positions with in the Tucson sector local including, Executive Vice President and First Vice President. Art was elected Vice President of The National Border Patrol Council in 2013. Art is active in the  implementation the overall media strategy.  Art is one the most knowledgable people on the Arizona border politics, history and the cultural connections shared between sister cities separated by a border.

Music has always been a large part of Art’s life.  Throughout high school and college he played in a Heavy Metal band. His love for live music keeps him balanced and engaged with communities throughout the West.

Art is active within his community. He is actively involved with his Masonic lodge, helping different people within the Tucson community and has volunteered his time assisting many different charities.