Homeland Security Shutdown Looms as Lawmakers Clash Over Immigration

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Following a weeks-long impasse, the Senate is expected to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. The bill, which leaves intact President Obama's executive actions on immigration, faces Republican opposition and an uncertain fate in the House. With the department's funding set to expire Friday at midnight, we look at the potential impacts of a shutdown and the politics behind it.


Zoe Lofgren, U.S. congresswoman (D) representing California's 19th Congressional District

Josh Hicks, reporter for The Washington Post and anchor of the Post's Federal Eye blog

Dan Holler, communications director for Heritage Action for America

Ailsa Chang, Congressional correspondent from NPR's Washington desk