Published: Tue, January 02, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Outage at Customs and Border Protection leads to long lines at airports

Outage at Customs and Border Protection leads to long lines at airports

An outage of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's processing system briefly led to delays Monday night for worldwide travelers arriving in the U.S.

While Customs said its systems were restored by about 10 p.m., airports warned passengers to expect delays tonight.

It's a rough night for worldwide travelers at Miami global Airport.

Customs officers still had security to national security databases, Garbis said. The brief outage's after-effects are still being felt at some airports and delays are expected.

A computer outage in the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol processing system caused delays at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports for almost two hours Monday night, officials said.

Travelers entering the U.S. have been growing increasingly frustrated at long security queues as immigration desk computers at various United States airports shut down for about two hours on Monday, media reports have said.

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New York's John F. Kennedy Airport tweeted about delays.

Customs officials said the problem lasted for about two hours.

"The machines for customs and border patrol aren't working, so all the things are printing out with X's on them and everyone's freaking out, so the lines about an hour to get thru", said Brittany Jason.

"All airports are back on line after a temporary outage of #CBP's processing systems", the agency said in a Tweet.

Approximately 2,000 passengers are in line at customs at Miami International Airport due to an apparent computer outage impacting systems used by Customs and Border Protection at passport control, CBS News' Kris Van Cleave reports.

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