Trump Administration Bans New Yorkers From Enrolling In Global Entry

Trump Administration Bans New Yorkers From Enrolling In Global Entry

The Trump Administration has banned New York residents from its “trusted traveler” program. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says New York state residents can no longer enroll in its Global Entry “trusted traveler” program, nearly two months after the state’s controversial Green Light Law went into effect. Global Entry is a program run by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. New York’s bill expanded the type of identification that can be used to apply for a driver’s license, which now include a valid foreign driver’s license, a passport or identification from an applicant’s home country along with a foreign birth certificate. Applicants are still required to pass both written exams and road tests. “If you are going to drive, we want you licensed because the state has an interest in public safety,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on a radio interview on Northeast Public Radio . “And whether you are documented or not documented, we want you to have a license.” New York is one of 15 states in the U.S. with green light laws, which allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s […]

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