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Miami airport to reopen terminal amid government shutdown

Checkpoint to be fully staffed Monday

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer instructs an international traveler to look into a camera as he uses facial recognition technology to screen a traveler entering the United States at Miami International Airport. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MIAMI – Miami International Airport officials say they'll reopen a terminal Monday that was closed part of the weekend amid a staff shortage caused by the partial government shutdown.

Airport spokesman Greg Chin told news outlets Sunday Concourse G will resume operations Monday after closing for parts of Saturday and Sunday. The airport didn't have enough Transportation Security Administration agents to staff the security checkpoint.

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Chin says the checkpoint will be fully staffed Monday.

Many TSA employees have called out sick to protest having to work but not being paid amid the shutdown.

A TSA security checkpoint was closed Sunday afternoon in Terminal B at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport and was to stay that way the rest of the day. Officials ascribed the closure to staffing issues associated with the partial shutdown.