New York has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for it’s move to bar state residents from participating in ‘trusted traveler’ programs.
Last week, the Department of Homeland Security said it would no longer accept applications for trusted traveler programs from New York state residents because of the new Green Light Law.
Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump went back and forth on social media over a meeting, which was either cancelled or never scheduled. Both Trump and Cuomo disagreed on whether a meeting was ever on the books.
In a statement, Governor Cuomo said, “We will not compromise our values nor back down when the federal government continues to unfairly and illegally target New York. There are more than a dozen states, including red states, with similar laws, but President Trump and his enablers are once again taking their aim at New York’s economy in a way that not only inconveniences travelers, but also creates very real security issues. Make no mistake, we are fighting back and will be using every tool available to us to do so.”