People Across Canada And The U.S. Are Sharing Horror Stories On Twitter About Careless Airport Security During The Government Shutdown - MTL Blog

People Across Canada And The U.S. Are Sharing Horror Stories On Twitter About Careless Airport Security During The Government Shutdown

The shutdown has led to severe airport delays.

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.

Many employees in "essential" services, meanwhile, are forced to work without pay, usually on the promise that they will be paid retroactively for their hours.

Among 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.

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TL;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.

As 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.

In 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.

Below are compiled some of the most insightful Twitter comments. Some present some pretty frightening scenarios while others are simply hilarious.

This situation is likely only going to become worse as the shutdown persists. Stay tuned for more updates.


Many pointed out the possible security risks associated with contemptuous TSA agents.

This is not an actual video of a TSA agent at work. But the clip does present a troubling possibility.

Now it seems some travellers are less likely to trust the agents.

Rules seem to have gone out the window.

Helpless Canadians are understandably upset. 

This is concerning.

The situation has cast doubt on the necessity of some invasive security measures.

Some people are even tipping the agents.

This is a terrifying prospect.

Maybe some good old Canadian gratitude can make the whole thing better.

Stay tuned.


 

 

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