Tuesday, February 11, 2020

DHS Bans New Yorkers from Trusted Traveler Programs over Sanctuary Law Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Receive Driver Licenses

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf sent a letter to New York State Wednesday informing officials that New Yorkers would not be eligible for DHS’s Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) because of the state’s law allowing illegal-immigrants to receive state driver’s licenses.
The “Green Light” law, which went into effect in December, also blocks federal agencies like ICE and CBP from accessing the state’s DMV records without a court order.
“Although DHS would prefer to continue our long-standing cooperative relationship with New York on a variety of these critical homeland security initiatives, this Act and the corresponding lack of security cooperation from the New York DMV requires DHS to take immediate action to ensure DHS’s efforts to protect the Homeland are not compromised,” the letter reads.
LINK: Homeland Security Steps Up Feud as It Blocks
 New Yorkers From Global Entry Program
Wolf, speaking with Tucker Carlson Wednesday night, called the law “disappointing.”
“They can’t enroll or reenroll in these Trusted Traveler Programs that Customs and Border Protection offers because we no longer have access to make sure that they meet those program requirements,” he explained.
In response, a senior adviser to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told the Associated Press that the move amounted to “political retaliation.”
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WSJ: Homeland Security Steps Up Feud as It Blocks New Yorkers From Global Entry Program

WESTERN JOURNAL: DHS Announces Dramatic Crackdown on New York State Over Sanctuary Law

UPDATE: NY to sue US over its ouster from trusted traveler programs

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