Cuomo, Trump to discuss travelers program

Published on Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:55
Written by The Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he hopes he can persuade President Donald Trump to reverse a decision to boot New Yorkers from programs that allow travelers to avoid long lines at U.S. at the border.

The Democratic governor and Republican president plan to meet Thursday to discuss their dispute over New York’s new “Green Light” law, which lets unauthorized immigrants obtain state driver’s licenses and also bars federal immigration agents from accessing state motor vehicle records.

The Trump administration said that cutoff from state records threatened public safety, and responded by blocking New Yorkers from enrolling in Global Entry and other “trusted traveler” programs. New York then sued over its expulsion.

In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Trump said Cuomo “must understand that National Security far exceeds politics.”

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:55. Updated: Thursday, 13 February 2020 20:58.