The United States began the new year with yet another government shutdown. When Congress can't agree on a budget, all non-essential services are closed until they receive proper funding.\nMany employees in "essential" services, meanwhile, are forced to work without pay, usually on the promise that they will be paid retroactively for their hours.\nAmong these services are the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (USCBP) the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is responsible for airport security. But in protest of the situation, frustrated TSA agents have begun to call in sick to avoid work and pressure the government to come to a funding agreement.\nALSO READ: The Government Of Canada Is Warning Drivers About Deadly Explosive Airbags In These 4 Car Brands\nTL;DR TSA agents have begun to call in sick in protest of the U.S. government shutdown that has forced them to work without pay. Delays are plaguing airports across the U.S. and Canada as a result. Below are compiled some reactions from Twitter.\nAs a result, airport security and customs checkpoints have become severely crowded. These delays have even begun to affect travel in Canada, where airports and airlines have issued warnings to individuals travelling to the United States.\nAir Canada advises customers travelling to the U.S. that they arrive at Canadian airports three hours prior to their scheduled departure time due processing times of customers by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.\n— Air Canada (@AirCanada) January 4, 2019\nIn response, hundreds of people across the U.S. and Canada have taken to social media to voice both their frustration with and support for TSA agents.\nBelow are compiled some of the most insightful Twitter comments. Some present some pretty frightening scenarios while others are simply hilarious.\nThis situation is likely only going to become worse as the shutdown persists. Stay tuned for more updates.\nI asked TSA agent if I should take out my laptop out of its case and she said “I don’t care, I’m not getting paid”\n— Anna G (@annagedstad) January 6, 2019\nHow TSA is gonna be lookin while they aren’t getting paidpic.twitter.com/R00xzmzsze\n— Evyn Williams (@EWill06) January 7, 2019\nMany pointed out the possible security risks associated with contemptuous TSA agents.\nAt ATL airport this a.m. Me to TSA Agent: So are you seriously not being paid (ok dumb ? I know)TSA: Yep, not being paidMe: Oh God, I’m seriously so sorry. Thank you for being here. TSA Agent: Don’t worry girl, I’m calling off tomorrow#shutdown\n— Sana Bhojwani (@sanabhojwani) January 7, 2019\nTSA workers until the government shutdown is over. pic.twitter.com/4SJyhuhCii\n— Will (@gondola__) January 7, 2019\nThis is not an actual video of a TSA agent at work. But the clip does present a troubling possibility.\nTSA let us all walk in with shoes on, no laptops out the bag, no nothing. Which tells me one thing:All those safety precautions are BS in the first place.\n— Thighnos The Mad Titan (@MentionMeT) January 7, 2019\nThe #GovernmentShutdown means #TSA ain’t getting paid! Guess who’s not putting their wallet, phone, and laptop in that bin?? #NotGettinGot #TeamDl\n— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) January 7, 2019\nNow it seems some travellers are less likely to trust the agents.\nMy friend just got this message....we need to start paying TSA again so they start giving af pic.twitter.com/juzrVSzemy\n— Preeti Singh (@prettysing) January 8, 2019\nRules seem to have gone out the window.\nReally hoping the TSA workers can hold on for just a few more days so I can make it back to Canada. Ugh. Fuck this stupid motherfucker and his stupid fucking wall.\n— Eli Savage (@EliSavageRTA) January 7, 2019\nSo the one time I decide to fly back to Canada through the US is when the government decides to shut down and make TSA work without pay? pic.twitter.com/rqpbnPJ8dO\n— Lil Conch Snack 🐚 (@abbracadabra_) January 7, 2019\nHelpless Canadians are understandably upset.\nbitch..shut down the government for years..girl this finna be long . pack your suitcases we goin to canada💅🏻wait can’t to do that cause the TSA agents are gone🙈💕 pic.twitter.com/poS80NeYyn\n— what about it (@sdfglka) January 5, 2019\nIve been sitting on the floor at the Miami airport customs line for two hours now because every single TSA post is closed. #ShutdownStories\n— Isabel Perez (@isabelperezmusi) January 7, 2019\n#BoycottTrumpPrimeTime Goverment shut down over a fake crisis while The real terrorists getting through TSA like.... pic.twitter.com/CQCfIMmBps\n— I See Thread People (@ScaryJBlige_) January 8, 2019\nThis is concerning.\nAirport security and customs are filled with the sounds of travelers thanking agents for their service because, you know, a lot of these workers aren't getting paid and Mexico isn't paying them. #ShutdownStories\n— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) January 2, 2019\n@realDonaldTrump #ShutdownStories metal detector turned off at Baltimore airport to let people go though. I have huge metal bucks on belt. Did not beep. Ditto with other passengers.\n— (((Alain Briançon))) (@abriancon) January 7, 2019\nWith the shutdown TSA at Tampa Intl Airport screened all passengers as though we were all Pre Checked. So....either this is a really scary time to fly or all the normal security measures are unnecessary. #ShutdownStories\n— Sunshine J. Anderson 💜 (@Sunshine0611) December 30, 2018\nThe situation has cast doubt on the necessity of some invasive security measures.\n#ShutdownStories It is possible my son lost something last Friday at the airport security checkpoint. But we can't check because the TSA Lost and Found is unstaffed due to the shut down. And then will be backlogged when they reopen.\n— Carol Maurer (@mtdewmomma) January 8, 2019\nReally hoping the TSA workers can hold on for just a few more days so I can make it back to Canada. Ugh. Fuck this stupid motherfucker and his stupid fucking wall.\n— Eli Savage (@EliSavageRTA) January 7, 2019\nWhen I ask a TSA Agent how they’re doing today pic.twitter.com/SSGa2ySw9I\n— Justin Shillingford (@jsh11y) January 8, 2019\nSome people are even tipping the agents.\nSo..... if a bomb goes off on one of these planes that TSA decides to let slide by cause they not being paid... do we blame tha workers or trump for it cause of this government shutdown shit??\n— Rocket Flyingskies (@dippednewports) January 8, 2019\nThis is a terrifying prospect.\nI'm just spitting here, but it seems like not paying TSA agents to work in our airports is a much bigger emergency than building a wall on our border.\n— Bob (@dstroycomicsans) January 8, 2019\nI have to fly from Iowa back to Canada in two days. Am I allowed to bring treats for the @TSA people working or is that against the rules? I was thinking of some bags of fun size candy bars. Or is that stupid?\n— Kathy in Canada 🇨🇦 (@kagleslie) January 7, 2019\nMaybe some good old Canadian gratitude can make the whole thing better.\nStay tuned.