Budget sequester begins to affect MIA
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A budget sequester hits home leaving some very frustrated people inside Miami International Airport.
A 7News viewer sent us pictures of the long lines at customs, affecting arriving flights.
Some travelers said they were waiting several hours.
Airport officials said that Customs and Border Protection eliminated its overtime for their employees and are working through staffing issues.
Travelers said there are signs reading that it is all due to federal budget cuts and are asked to be patient.
But patience was running thin. "People were yelling, screaming, a couple fights," said one person. "They were on a six hour flight, now they have have to wait four hours in there. That's insane."
Cutbacks took effect March 1 after congress and the president failed to come up with an agreement.
The cuts are affecting all federal agencies, which were forced to trim staff and slow many government services including airport screenings.
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