Recruiters for U.S. Customs and Border Protection are looking to Georgia and South Carolina for the first time as they try to meet a hiring goal set by President George Bush.

Recruiting events are scheduled for Saturday in Atlanta and
Columbus in Georgia and in the South Carolina cities of Columbia
and North Charleston.

Bush announced in 2006 his commitment to add 6,000 new Border
Patrol agents by the end of 2008.

The Border Patrol already has more than 17,000 agents and is looking to have a total of 18,000 by the end of the year.

At the events scheduled for Saturday recruiters will be on hand
to answer questions, help with applications and talk about their

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