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USDHS employee says her child got less for Christmas because of shutdown

22:15  30 december  2018
22:15  30 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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A Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) employee says she was unable to get her family as much for Christmas as she typically does because of the ongoing partial government shutdown . "My son made a comment where he said Santa didn't give us as much as he did last year

A Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) employee says she was unable to get her family as much for Christmas as she typically does because of the ongoing partial government shutdown . "My son made a comment where he said Santa didn't give us as much as he did last year

DHS employee says her child got less for Christmas because of shutdown© Getty Images DHS employee says her child got less for Christmas because of shutdown A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee says she was unable to get her family as much for Christmas as she typically does because of the ongoing partial government shutdown.

"My son made a comment where he said Santa didn't give us as much as he did last year, and that was heartbreaking," the unidentified employee told Buzzfeed News.

"We try to not be materialistic with our kids, but it kind of hurt that he noticed," she added.

The employee added that her husband is also a federal employee and said they aren't sure when they will again receive paychecks.

The government has been in a partial shutdown for more than a week, as lawmakers have come to a stalemate over President Trump's demand for $5 billion in funding for a wall along the southern border.

Trump has maintained that he won't sign a bill to fund the government if it doesn't have that amount, though he has said recently that he would also accept money for a "fence" rather than a wall.

A number of federal agencies, including DHS, are not being funded during the shutdown.

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A federal employee union sued the Trump administration Monday, claiming it is illegal for the government to force its employees to work without pay. The American Federation of Government Employees announced the lawsuit as the partial government shutdown began a second week. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been furloughed or are on the job without pay during the shutdown. “Our members put their lives on the line to keep our country safe,” said J. David Cox Sr., the union’s national president. “Requiring them to work without pay is nothing short of inhumane.

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