As of this morning, the Trusted Traveler Program of the Department of Homeland Security website is displaying a message regarding an extended partial government shutdown:
The extended partial government shutdown has resulted in a substantial backlog of CBP’s Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) applications and renewals.
Applicants for Global Entry (GE), SENTRI, NEXUS and FAST should expect significant delays in application processing times and limited appointment availability at TTP enrollment centers.
Conditionally approved GE members should seek to complete their GE interviews without an appointment upon arrival from an international flight at any of the 49 airports participating in CBP’s Enrollment on Arrival (EoA) program.
Although this may be an administrative error, one always hopes for a government shutdown. The last few have been beautiful, with far fewer people who obviously enjoy make-work do-nothing government jobs on the streets, and normal America shining through under the rot.