Cuomo, Trump butt heads over New York Global Entry Ban
President Trump hosted Gov. Cuomo at the White House Thursday to hash out their differences over the administration’s ban on New Yorkers from the Trusted Traveler Program, which makes it easier for citizens to return from abroad.
But the two sides failed to agree, and a spokesman for Cuomo said they would keep working on the issue with the Department of Homeland Security.
The administration took action over a state law that lets illegal immigrants apply for driver’s licenses but blocks federal access to state vehicle records.
“[They met] today to discuss the situation and the dire need to rectify it. Gov. Cuomo restated the initial solution that he proposed to the DHS acting secretary last Thursday on our willingness to allow federal officials access to DMV records only for individuals applying to the Trusted Traveler Program,” a spokesman said.
“We believe DHS’s action was politically motivated and unwarranted as the FBI already has information regarding criminal records, and TTP applicants already go through an extensive federal background check. The president said that this is an issue he wants to work on and that he would follow up with the governor next week.”
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