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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Christopher Downing
It's dinnertime at Washington Dulles International Airport, and Officer Steve Whittaker has found himself surrounded by a feast at the international-arrivals checkpoint — a pungent meal he has no plans to enjoy.
"We enforce more than 400 federal, state and local laws," said CBP supervisor Christopher Downing. "We keep the economy flowing. That's pretty much who we are."
"I like to say we're part law enforcement, part psychologist and part sociologist," supervisor Downing said. "We might have a language barrier, but we still have a job to do."