Divide and Conquer: Border Patrol and Race
by B.J. Delas Armas
on 1/18/2008 11:53:00 AM
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"Border Patrol seeking black recruits in South; Effort aims to meet Bush
goal, boost minority numbers," The Washington Times, January 12, 2008
Saturday, NATION; A03. Copyright 2008 The Washington Times LLC. All
The U.S. Border Patrol has begun an aggressive recruiting campaign
across the Southeast for qualified black candidates as part of President
Bush's goal of hiring 6,000 new agents by the end of this year.
Border Patrol spokeswoman Andrea J. Zortman said members of the recruitment team will be in the Southeast beginning this month to share their experiences while stationed at various regions along the border and to discuss opportunities within the agency. It is the first time the agency, working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and CBP Human Resource Management, has put together a recruitment team made up entirely of black agents.
Ms. Zortman said the team is looking for candidates who can successfully undergo a rigorous screening process, which includes a written examination, structured interview, foreign-language proficiency test, drug testing, medical examination, physical fitness test and a background investigation...]"
Seems like border patrol, the militaries, and prisons are the institutions that really really love affirmative action.
Labels: Immigration, Racial Misunderstandings