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While the battle over the partial government shutdown takes place in Washington D-C, it's putting a strain on people here in Hawaii.

Mr Chin told the newspaper G is the slowest terminal at Miami Airport and 12 planes typically fly out of G after 1pm.

Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend due to the partial government shutdown because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport's normal rate.

TSA screeners are among the federal employees who have been working unpaid since the U.S. government shutdown began on December 22.

TSA has brought on about 500 new officers since the shutdown with 300 more expected to start later this month.

TSA said on Friday it had an unscheduled absence rate of 5.1 per cent on Thursday compared to a 3.3 per cent rate a year ago.

On Friday, the union that represents federal air traffic controllers sued the Trump administration over pay frozen in the shutdown.

The agency has very few tools to deal with a severe shortage.

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51,000 officers will miss a paycheck Friday as the shutdown hits its 21st day.

Miami International Airport closed one of its concourses for half the day on Saturday.

The line to get through the TSA checkpoint periodically snakes out to the street at the inter island terminal of the Daniel K inouye Airport.

Many employees are struggling to get by but still continue to work. Its closure means restaurants and shops that depend on departing flights also will close. There is no indication that is happening yet. "They're erring on the side of caution". Their work is not getting done, he said. The suit also claims the FAA didn't promptly pay overtime to union members, an oversight the union says is also in violation of regulations.

"Our kids are in daycare and we can't pay for that right now. Aviation is not being overseen". He said he was more concerned about the hassle than potential security risks. He added, "The screeners who do come to work will be forced to make up the slack, which erodes their effectiveness even more".

'I want to give them a chance to see if they can act responsibly, ' Trump said, calling the situation at the nation's southern border a 'humanitarian crisis'. Airports in San Francisco and Kansas City already do that, with approval from the Transportation Department.

If FBI agents miss paying their bills, the association warned, their security clearances could be delayed or revoked. Federal employees are not permitted to strike by law.

Passengers flying said government employees should not be pawns. Because these essential staff are not being paid for the work they're doing.

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