This is damned strange, if you ask me:
For most of its 83-year history, the Border Patrol has recruited from universities and military bases in the Southwest and other regions where its role is well known. Now, it’s looking to all 50 states for new hires, and stockcar races seemed like a good place to find candidates with the proper motivations.
Motivations like those of this aspiring polyglot:
“I’m looking for a better job,” said Heather Rydstrom, of Windham. “I could learn how to speak a different language, help the U.S.A., stop people from coming over and doing stuff.”
It’s sad to say, but anyone who self-identifies as a “patriotic American” is suspect and is most likely a wall-eyed semiliterate redneck with a hankering for guns and loud noises. It will be interesting to see if this recruitment effort leads to a measurable increase in Border Patrol applicants.