Trump Administration Freezes Global Entry Enrollment in New York Over Immigration Law

Enrollment in Global Entry and several other expedited-travel programs has been suspended for all residents of New York State in a bid to force local authorities to submit to directives by the Department of Homeland Security.

During negotiations over the...

During negotiations over the bill, which passed by a slim majority in the State Senate, Mr. Cuomo had expressed concerns over federal immigration officials gaining access to D.M.V. records, something that the bill broadly forbade, without a court order.

“They’re using that personal data that they get from that database to look up an individual’s date of birth, their photo. They’re using that as they build that case,” Mr. Wolf told the Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson[1] on Wednesday night as he announced the action. “They can no longer do that because of what New York did.”

But the state’s attorney general, Letitia James, supported the bill’s passage, saying it was constitutional and contained “ample protections for those who apply for driver’s licenses.” She promised to defend it if it were challenged.

Activists and immigrants also celebrated the bill, contending that the ability to obtain a driver’s license was crucial to surviving. Many lined up outside D.M.V. offices after the legislation took effect in December.

Mr. Wolf said that the action was the result of “an initial assessment” and that the department would review its response going forward.

The administration has also taken aim against New York City leaders, mainly Mayor Bill de Blasio, for not allowing ICE agents to detain undocumented immigrants already in the custody of the New York Police Department. It was one of the cities that the attorney general at the time, Jeff Sessions, threatened in 2017 to revoke law enforcement funding from as retaliation for not cooperating with ICE on deportations.

ICE intensified that feud in recent weeks when the agency issued four subpoenas to the city for information about inmates wanted for deportation.

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