Race and Gender the Focus in South Carolina

By The News Jan 14, 2008

In S.C., Clinton and Obama Preach Race and Gender Both Clinton and Obama are scrambling for ways to appeal to the Black community, a crucial voter base in South Carolina, and race and gender have been pushed to center stage. New York Times. Rehiring Retirees to Reduce Immigration Backlog "The Bush administration has authority to rehire retired workers to reduce a backlog of immigration applications that is preventing thousands of people from becoming U.S. citizens in time to vote in November’s elections." Associated Press. Border Patrol Recruits Black Agents The US Border Patrol is canvasing the South to recruit Black agents who currently hold fewer than 1.5 percent of all Border Patrol jobs. A Border Patrol spokesperson named dispelling common perceptions of the job as a key factor for recruitment in the Black community. Washington Times.