US airports have suffered a blow early right at the beginning of the year. This time at the national level, given that the CBP processing systems collapsed at the beginning of this week.

US agency computer systems for customs and borders protection collapsed Monday night throughout the US, blocking passengers in airports and causing havoc.

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are affected by a temporary problem at the processing systems from various airports and takes immediate action to remedy the technical error “, said the agency in a statement.

“CBP officers continue to process international travelers using alternative procedures until the systems are restored to service. Travelers at points of entry were forced to wait longer periods than usual and CBP officers working to process passengers as quickly as possible, while maintaining high levels of security. “

On social networks, passengers have posted pictures of long lines.

Passengers stranded at airports complained on social networks about  high temperatures and tensions between people.

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