Appearing on Fox Business, acting DHS secretary DHS explains why his department will continue legal action against sanctuary cities.
Per Newsday, President Donald Trump and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo met behind closed doors at the White House on Thursday without reaching a compromise over Trump’s recent order to remove New York from federal “trusted traveler” programs.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, who sat in on the Oval Office meeting, described the session as “productive” and said discussions remain “ongoing” as Cuomo continues to press for New York’s reinstatement in programs like “Global Entry” that expedite entry at U.S. airport security checkpoints
“Today, I joined President Trump and Governor Cuomo for a productive meeting. The relationship between New York State and the Federal government is very important but has been made difficult by the unilateral actions of New York State regarding the sharing of critical security information with DHS,” Wolf said in a statement issued shortly after the more than hourlong meeting.
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking full access to New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles database, after the state’s new Green Light Law made it mandatory for the federal government to obtain individual court orders for each record. The law also cleared the way for people living in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s license, a move Trump has spoken out against.
Prior to his meeting with President Trump, Cuomo appeared on MSNBC where he slammed NY’s trusted traveler ban.
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