DHS Might Shut Down on Friday: Should You Be Worried?

DHS Might Shut Down on Friday: Should You Be Worried?But since September, Republicans and Democrats haven’t been able to agree on a full year of funding –- instead, twice since then they’ve agreed to fund DHS for a couple of months, each time hoping to reach a deal on a full year of funding. Republicans irked by President Obama’s plan to give legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants say this time they’ll let DHS “shut down” unless the Obama administration backs down from its immigration plan. If you’re one of the 40,000 DHS employees who will be furloughed, you won’t get paid for your time off — even if you’re struggling to pay your mortgage or put food on the table.

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