Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Long Lines At Miami International Airport Due To US Customs Computer Issue

A computer outage in the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol processing system caused delays at JFK La Guardia and Newark Airport for nearly two hours Monday night Long Lines At Miami International Airport Due To US Customs Computer Issue
Diane Mills | 02 January, 2018, 12:10

A spokeswoman for the agency says a two-hour outage starting around 7:30 p.m.

Several other airports also confirmed the outage. "Thanks for your patience", Miami International Airport said in a Twitter post.

Global passengers arriving at T.F. Green Airport were also affected by the outage, but the disruption was temporary and the system is back online.

Operations at other major airports, including John F. Kennedy in NY and Fort Worth International in Dallas, were also impacted.

Travelers in Miami say it was a mass of people and a mess. "Travelers at some ports of entry experienced longer than usual wait times as CBP officers processed travellers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security".

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For roughly two hours, the customs computer systems were unable to recognize who was a US citizen, a resident or a visitor, so everyone had to go through an immigration officer, making the process much longer.

All airports are back on line after a temporary outage of #CBP's processing systems.

The agency said it had access to the national security-related databases during the outage.

CBP officers continued to process global passengers using alternative procedures, but the agency acknowledged that travelers at some ports of entry experienced longer than usual wait times.

A spokesperson tells CBS News that Customs and Border Patrol has been contacted and are investigating.

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