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US DHS suspends Global Entry, Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents in response to sanctuary law

05:30  06 february  2020
05:30  06 february  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

DHS bans New Yorkers from Global Entry and other programs over state law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses

  DHS bans New Yorkers from Global Entry and other programs over state law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses The acting secretary of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday that New York state residents can no longer participate in certain Trusted Traveler Programs, including Global Entry, due to provisions in the state's new "Green Light Law" supporting undocumented immigrants. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

DHS secretary on trusted traveler program ban for New York residents . As a result, New York residents "will no longer be eligible to enroll or re-enroll" in select TTPs -- including Global Entry Wolf further warned that because the New York law "hinders DHS from validating documents used to

CBP Launches New Trusted Traveler Program Website. At airports, program members proceed to Global Entry kiosks, present their machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card While Global Entry ’s goal is to speed travelers through the process, members may still be selected

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf exclusively told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday that DHS was immediately suspending Global Entry and several other Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for all New York state residents -- a dramatic move in response to the liberal state's recently enacted sanctuary "Green Light Law."

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The sweeping order came a day after President Trump, in his State of the Union address, condemned left-wing states and local governments that "release dangerous criminal aliens to prey upon the public," and called on Congress to pass a law establishing civil liability for sanctuary cities.

In suspending Global Entry, a spiteful Trump makes us all less safe (opinion)

  In suspending Global Entry, a spiteful Trump makes us all less safe (opinion) Revoking Global Entry has less to do with security than with the latest retaliation by Trump against a state that contains New York City, a place he felt has never really accepted him, says Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Ninety seconds. That's my record for getting through border controls at John F. Kennedy International Airport, armed with my Global Entry card. Customs took an additional two minutes (Global Entry card holders have their own line). This streamlined processing by the Trusted Traveler program allowed me to plan same-day business, rather than spend hours in line.

Search Authority. Trusted Traveler Programs . Global Entry . Trusted Traveler Programs . Are you a frequent traveler , going to These programs provide modified screening for pre-approved members, improve security by being Use the tool on the Trusted Traveler Programs website to find the right program for you or to learn more about all of the Trusted Traveler Programs that DHS offers.

Create a Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) account. Regardless of your age, you must have your own TTP account. Log in to your TTP account and complete If your application is conditionally approved, then your TTP account will instruct you to schedule an interview at a Global Entry Enrollment Center.

In a letter to top New York state officials obtained exclusively by Fox News, Wolf noted that the New York law prohibited state DMVs from sharing criminal records with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

READ THE DHS LETTER SUSPENDING GLOBAL ENTRY, OTHER TTPs FOR NEW YORK

"In New York alone, last year ICE arrested 149 child predators, identified or rescued 105 victims of exploitation and human trafficking, arrested 230 gang members, and seized 6,487 pounds of illegal narcotics, including fentanyl and opioids," Wolf wrote. "In the vast majority of these cases, ICE relied on New York DMV records to fulfill its mission."

Illegal immigrants rushed to New York DMVs in large numbers after the law, which allowed them to obtain driver's licenses or learner's permits regardless of their immigration status, took effect last December.

Trump official threatens to expand Global Entry suspension beyond New York

  Trump official threatens to expand Global Entry suspension beyond New York Acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday said it will consider expanding the rescission of the Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler programs for New Yorkers to other states that adopt laws like the ones that triggered the agency's action.DHS prevented New Yorkers from accessing the programs that allow travelers to speed through airport controls after the state barred agencies such as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement from accessing the database of the New York's Department of Motor Vehicles without a court order.

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The Global Entry program is a voluntary international trusted traveler program consisting of an integrated passenger processing system that expedites the As discussed above DHS and CBP have a great deal of discretion in administering the Global Entry program . This is because Congress

a man wearing a suit and tie looking at the camera: Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf addresses trusted traveler program ban over New York's 'green light' law and U.S. response to coronavirus.© FoxNews.com Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf addresses trusted traveler program ban over New York's 'green light' law and U.S. response to coronavirus.

The law, Wolf went on, "compromises CBP's ability to confirm whether an individual applying for TTP membership meets program eligibility requirements," and will "delay[] a used vehicle owner's ability to obtain CBP authorization for exporting their vehicle."

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As a result, New York residents "will no longer be eligible to enroll or re-enroll" in select TTPs -- including Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST. Wolf noted that TTP "permits expedited processing into the U.S. from international destinations (under Global Entry); Canada only (under NEXUS); and Canada and Mexico only (under SENTRI)." Additionally, TTP allows quicker processing for commercial truck drivers entering or leaving the U.S. (under FAST).

Editorial: Trump punishes New York by taking away trusted traveler programs

  Editorial: Trump punishes New York by taking away trusted traveler programs It’s payback time at the airport gate. Just days after President Trump denounced sanctuary laws, his immigration agency is suspending trusted traveler programs at New York airports. The decree means no more passengers can sign up for the screening plans to speed up customs checks on international flights. In his State of the Union address, the president blasted New York and California for adopting sanctuary laws intended to protect undocumented immigrants. Now comes the follow through with the directive unleashed in the name of better security.

Trusted Traveler Programs . U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and citizens of the following countries are eligible for Global Entry membership Have been found in violation of any customs, immigration or agriculture regulations or laws in any country

Trusted Traveler Programs . Champlain, New York Enrollment Center. Address: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office 237 West Service Road Champlain, NY . Field Operations - Travel: Global Entry Enrollment Center Block. To apply for Global Entry , you must complete the online application.

TSA Pre-Check was not among the list of TTPs currently affected by the order, according to DHS' letter.

Wolf further warned that because the New York law "hinders DHS from validating documents used to establish vehicle ownership, the exporting of used vehicles titled and registered in New York will be significantly delayed and could also be costlier."

He said DHS' assessment was ongoing and future enforcement remained possible.

During his State of the Union address, Trump explicitly called out New York's sanctuary policies.

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"Just 29 days ago, a criminal alien freed by the Sanctuary City of New York was charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman," Trump said. "The killer had been previously arrested for assault, but under New York's sanctuary policies, he was set free. If the city had honored ICE's detainer request, his victim would be alive today."

Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" investigative producer Alex Pfeiffer contributed to this report.

Trump, Cuomo Fail to Solve Rift Over New York Travel Program Ban .
President Donald Trump and Governor Andrew Cuomo failed to reach an agreement Thursday to resolve a dispute over the administration’s decision to ban New York State residents from using programs that allow speedier customs and immigration checks. © Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Andrew Cuomo Trump and Cuomo met Thursday at the White House to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement last week that it would no longer permit New Yorkers to sign up for or renew enrollments in the Trusted Traveler programs, citing new limits on federal access to state driver’s license data intended to protect undocumented imm

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