Computer outage at the US Customs creates a mess!
International travelers are facing delays with their immigration in airports across the US. A huge computer outage on the systems used by the Customs and Border Protection has created quite a mess at various international airports in the country. The delays are confirmed to have occurred at O’Hare, Midway, Sea-Tac, JFK, LAX, SFO, PHL, and few other airports. In a statement given to The Verge, a CBP official said that the US Customs and Border Protection is under a temporary outage at various airports of entry in its processing systems. The department is taking immediate action to solve the security issue causing technological disruption, the official said. The statement issued also said: “CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online. Travelers at some ports of entry are experiencing longer than usual wait times and CBP officers are working to process travelers as quickly as possible while maintaining the highest levels of security.”