U.S. Border Patrol Recruiting in Panhandle

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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol is looking for Florida residents to help secure the nation's borders.

But the recruits must be willing to leave Florida's beaches for the Southwestern desert or the Canadian border.

The east regional manager for U.S Customs and Border Protection
recruitment says recruiters are in Fort Walton Beach as part of national campaign to hire six-thousand new Border Patrol agents.

Joe Arata says the Florida Panhandle is a logical place for the agency to recruit because the region has so many residents with military training.

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