8 Ways a Shutdown Would Damage Homeland Security

The Homeland Security Department will shut down Friday at midnight without congressional intervention, though many lawmakers think it is not that big of a deal.

Some in Congress have correctly noted about 86 percent of DHS employees still reported to work during the 2013 government shutdown. This has led some Republicans to speculate a DHS shutdown would “not be the end of the world.”

The agency itself, however, has a vastly different view.

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