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Cuomo Caves on Trusted Travelers Fight With Trump

12 Feb 2020 11:26 AM

New York – After days of sabre rattling, Gov. Andrew Cuomo blinked in the fight over the federal government threatening to end New York state’s trusted travelers program.

The Democratic governor said Wednesday that he will meet President Trump and allow immigration officials access to Department of Motor Vehicles records, despite days of high talk of lawsuits.

The state last year passed the Green Light law that allows illegal immigrants to apply for a driver’s license, assuring them that federal immigration agencies will not have access to the records.

Last week, the department of justice responded, removing anyone with a New York license from all programs that allow travelers to breeze through security at airports.

(Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

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