Chief Keely with US Customs and Border Protection had a few exciting months with the Portal Border Crossing as a government shutdown in the United States were making it hard for many to do their jobs. "Basically it didn't affect anything here, we were operating business as normal."
Keely goes on to state, "Actually at our crossing our administrative staff are essential employees, so they were at work every day too."
In regards to how it affected the border crossing as a whole, "Nothing really out of the ordinary here, we were still open and conducting business as normal. For the borders, it didn't really affect a lot, we had to be to work."
With everyone back to work after the shutdown, it looks like everyone is getting caught up on paperwork.