Furloughs bite for customs workers,
March 8, 2013 -- Updated 1028 GMT (1828 HKT)
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Monday that she expects customs wait times to increase to 150 to 200 percent of normal.
"I don't mean to scare, I mean to inform. If you're traveling, get to the airport earlier than you otherwise would. There's only so much we can do with personnel," Napolitano said.
The union representing some 24,000 agency employees predicted the cuts will "undercut" national security and lead to a loss of revenue.