With U.S. airports expecting a record number of airline passengers this summer, the Transportation Security Administration chief said wait times could rise slightly because he has sent hundreds of staffers to the southern border to help with an influx of immigrants.
The TSA expects a record 263 million passengers and crew members to fly through U.S. airports from Memorial Day to Labor Day, an 8% increase over the same period last year.
During a conference call Monday to discuss the summer travel season, TSA Administrator David Pekoske said 350 TSA officers have volunteered to help border officials at the southwest border, which might lead to a slight increase in wait times at U.S. airports.
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