DHS blocking New Yorkers from Global Entry about politics, not safety: Gov. Cuomo
Trump disagreement with global entry proposal will lead to lawsuit: Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, (D-N.Y.), suggests that he will sue the federal government if President Trump does not agree to his compromise on the TSA global entry program.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he's not optimistic about compromising with the Trump administration ahead of his Thursday meeting with President Trump over a spat with the Department of Homeland Security.
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WHAT IS GLOBAL ENTRY?
New York filed a lawsuit Monday challenging DHS' decision to block New Yorkers from participating in Trusted Traveler Programs in retribution for a new state law that could hinder federal immigration enforcement.
"The DHS said that they're ending the Trusted Traveler Program, the Global Entry program, because they need information from our DMV database," Cuomo said at a Thursday press conference. "I don't believe that's true."
NEW YORK SUES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER GLOBAL ENTRY FIGHT
"I’m seeing Governor Cuomo today at The White House. He must understand that National Security far exceeds politics. New York must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits [and] harrassment, start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes. Build relationships, but don’t bring Fredo!" Trump wrote on Twitter after Cuomo's remarks.
Cuomo is willing to compromise and share DMV info with DHS, but only the information of New Yorkers applying to such travel programs, he said Wednesday morning.
"That should resolve it unless it's not really about TTP and Global Entry and it's about what that memo that was leaked from DHS that suggests, which is all politics," he said Thursday.