Obama: Homeland Security Shutdown Will Hurt States

President Barack Obama warned governors on Monday that a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a "direct impact" on their states, NBC News reported. "They all work in your states," Obama said of the 200,000 Homeland Security employees who would not receive paychecks if Congress fails to reach a deal to fund the department before Saturday. "These are folks that, if they don't have a paycheck, are not going to be able to spend that money in your states." Republicans in Congress have voted to fund Homeland Security with legislation that also guts the president's executive actions that could allow millions of undocumented immigrants to stay in the country legally.

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