NY could sue US in travel, immigration disagreement: Cuomo

Cuomo to Grant Feds Access to DMV Database

Cuomo to Grant Feds Access to DMV Database

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf previously said that allowing federal authorizes to access the DMV database is the only way that NY residents can regain their access to Global Entry and similar Trusted Traveler programs.

DHS Secretary Chad Wolf announced the ban last week, stating it was due to NY not allowing federal officials to access state Department of Motor Vehicle records to conduct background checks on applicants.

"I will never give them access to the DMV database, but, for the TTP enrollees on a case-by-case basis, that's different", he said.

The governor claimed he stopped short of offering the administration "unfettered access" and said he would still resist efforts to use the registry for immigration enforcement.

Cuomo compared DHS leaders to "arsonists" who knock on the door, "saying I'll burn down the house if you don't give me entry".

"It's pure politics, and that's what I'm going to say to the president tomorrow", Cuomo said.

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White House representatives confirmed the meeting with Cuomo is slated for Thursday.

Javier H. Valdés, the co-executive director of Make the Road New York, an immigrant activist group, urged the governor to fight for the state's immigrant rights when he meets with Trump.

An agency spokeswoman described the memo to Buzzfeed as "informational" and said it did not affect the decision to cut the expedited travel programs for tens of thousands of New Yorkers. "These are people who go for an in person federal interview with all sorts of background information".

Cuomo has said the memo shows the new policy is meant to punish NY and other states for granting drivers licenses to people in the country illegally.

"And by the way it's not just NY", he added. NY must stop all of its unnecessary lawsuits & harrassment, start cleaning itself up, and lowering taxes.

"Until then, we have a duty and responsibility to defend the Constitution and the rule of law", she wrote.

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