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February 07, 2020

Trump Suspends Global Entry, Trusted Traveller Program For New York State, Citing Concerns Over Sanctuary City Policies

Or as the Washington Post calls sanctuary cities, "sanctuary cities," as if there's some doubt or debate about that term.

The reasoning... makes sense.

These jurisdictions deny the federal government the very information they need to make a call about whether a traveler should be "trusted" or not.

So no speeding through security checkpoint lines for you.

The Trump administration will no longer allow New York state residents to enroll in Global Entry or other Trusted Traveler programs, citing new sanctuary policies that limit federal access to state driver's license data, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wold said on Fox News late Wednesday.

Wolf told Fox host Tucker Carlson that he sent a letter to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles informing the agency that the state’s new limits on information sharing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection made it impossible for federal authorities to process travelers’ applications for Global Entry and other programs.

The measure appears to be one of the Trump administration’s most significant retaliatory moves against so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions, which limit local cooperation with federal immigration authorities.

Awwww, the well-heeled Acela Corridor class is going to have to suffer some inconvenience due to their own #Resistance policy choices, which put other Americans' very lives in danger.

Cry more, bitches.

If you don't like it: Secede. We'll be more than happy to sign the divorce decree.


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