Mall Attack Leads To Questions About More Homeland Security - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Mall Attack Leads To Questions About More Homeland Security

Posted: Updated:
After the attack threat at the Mall of America in Minnesota, the question of more security is making headlines, but Homeland Security money has been held up in a fight over immigration. After the attack threat at the Mall of America in Minnesota, the question of more security is making headlines, but Homeland Security money has been held up in a fight over immigration.
NBC Right Now-- After the attack threat at the Mall of America in Minnesota the question of more security is making headlines, but Homeland Security money has been held up in a fight over immigration. Part of Homeland Security's $40 billion budget is supposed to protect public places like the Mall of America where this threat happened.

Somali-based Al Shabbab mentioned the Mall of America by name in a recent video, the group also clamed responsibility for the deadly 2013 mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya. After that attack, the FBI and Homeland Security staged mock attacks at 400 malls around the country.

However, Homeland Security money runs out on Friday if congress does not act to redistribute funds.

The money's been in limbo because some republicans refused to fund Homeland Security without also rolling back President Obama's orders delaying deportation for up to five million immigrants.

If there is not enough money, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said there could be a government shutdown and about 30,000 Homeland Security employees could be furloughed.
HD DOPPLER 6i
/