With a TSA checkpoint closing, Miami’s airport now is a shutdown battleground

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But local officials at the county-owned airport and federal managers are bracing for more workforce disruptions if the shutdown continues.

Gregory said the agency has a team of officers who can go to airports facing a shortage, a tactic developed in case natural disasters prevented screeners from getting to work.

This week, the government shutdown had begun to impact travel as TSA agents and air traffic controllers continue to work without promise of pay and FAA inspectors remain on furlough.

The shutdown was triggered by a standoff over funding for President Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

The security screeners and controllers are among workers declared essential to security and safety and have been ordered to work without pay.

57-thousand TSA employees were not paid Friday as the potentially longest shutdown in USA history continues.

Miami International Airport announced that because of the shutdown they will close down one terminal early each day due to the lack of workers.

"As the lines slow down and the crowds grow larger, it puts more and more passengers at risk from an attack", Price said.

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However, Derby subsequently released statement insisting that their privacy was breached by a member of Bielsa's staff. This is not illegal, we have been doing it publicly, we talk about it in the press.

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Canada said it will accept her", Thai immigration chief Surachate Hakparn told reporters at Bangkok's main airport. Mr Hakparn said Canada had also offered Ms Alqunun asylum and they were waiting for her decision.

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Powell said that he had never met Trump before he was interviewed by the president in late 2017 for the Fed chairman's job. The Fed chief will be in focus again this afternoon as he fields questions at the Economic Club of Washington .

Carl said ongoing investigations have been put on hold by the shutdown.

Like other federal workers considered essential, TSA screeners have been working without pay throughout a shutdown that began December 22. A Federal Reserve survey in May found that 40 percent of Americans would have to borrow or sell something to make a $400 emergency payment.

Chin said federal screeners are calling in sick at double the normal rate for Miami, and TSA managers aren't confident they will have enough workers to operate all 11 checkpoints throughout the airport at normal hours.

The union, which represents more than 10,000 air-traffic controllers, filed suit in federal court in Washington on Friday, charging that it's illegal to force them and other aviation employees to work without compensation.

Air traffic controllers, pilots and other key cogs of the nation's aviation sector on Thursday demanded an end to the partial government shutdown, rallying outside the Capitol to highlight what they say is a growing danger from not reaching a resolution.

TSA officers screened 1.96 million passengers on Thursday and 99.9 percent waited in line less than 30 minutes, according to the agency.

Airport officials say on Twitter that passengers have been leaving notes and doing other kind gestures for the TSA agents since the shutdown began last month. "We thank TSA officers for their resilience and diligence, and we thank industry and the public for their continued acts of kindness and support".

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