Customs Agents Slowed by Computer Problem at DFW, Other Major Airports

A computer problem with immigration processing systems is slowing down international traffic at DFW International and other airports across the country.Customs and Border Protection Officials said there is an ongoing problem Friday afternoon and agents are having to manually process passengers flying into the U.S. from foreign destinations. About 24,000 international travelers pass through DFW Airport each day. "U.S. Customs and Border Protection is experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems at various air ports of entry and is taking immediate action to address the technology disruption," said a statement from CBP spokeswoman Yolanda Choates. "CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until systems are back online."The problems are with computer terminals passengers use to enter information after getting off planes.Several major airports, such as DFW, Los Angeles International and Newark, have warned passengers about the problems on social media.   Continue reading...

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