BREAKING: All New York Residents now Banned from Global Entry, Nexus. TSA Precheck Not yet Affected
In a stunning announcement, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said that effective immediately, all New Yorkers will be banned from entry into all TTP (Trusted Travel Programs) until further notice.
This was in direct response to the so called “sanctuary city” status of New York City and a response to the state’s new Green Light law.
The Green Light law allowed immigrants to receive a drivers license, regardless of their status in the country.
“In New York alone, last year ICE arrested 149 child predators, identified or rescued 105 victims of exploitation and human trafficking, arrested 230 gang members, and seized 6,487 pounds of illegal narcotics, including fentanyl and opioids,” Wolf wrote in a letter to New York state officials. “In the vast majority of these cases, ICE relied on New York DMV records to fulfill its mission.”
As a result, New York residents “will no longer be eligible to enroll or re-enroll” in select TTPs, including Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST. Those programs do everything from permitting expedited processing into America from international destinations to quicker processing for commercial truck drivers.
This is a developing story with more details coming out in the future. I can only imagine that this will end up in a fierce court battle. I find it very interest that the TSA Precheck program is not affected, but I can imagine this will be changing soon.
According to Trump in the State of the Union speech last night, “Just 29 days ago, a criminal alien freed by the Sanctuary City of New York was charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman,” Trump said. “The killer had been previously arrested for assault, but under New York’s sanctuary policies, he was set free. If the city had honored ICE’s detainer request, his victim would be alive today.”
It should be noted that that criminal alien would never have been approved for the Global Entry program in the first place.
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