Trump just suspended NEXUS enrollments for New York State residents:
The Trump administration will no longer allow New York 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 Wolf said on Fox News late Wednesday.
Wolf told 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.
This is huge in Western New York, because many of us travel to Canada regularly and NEXUS cuts a lot of time from the process. The real reason behind it is that New York just passed a law called “Green Light” that lets the undocumented get drivers’ licenses. It’s more race-baiting for the base, we’ll fight it in court, but this is just the start of Trump’s efforts to turn blue state residents into second class citizens.
Edited to add: The flimsy premise of this whole stupid act is that somehow Green Light restricts Homeland Security from accessing the DMV database. It doesn’t, and also kids can get NEXUS (if you’re crossing, to be in the NEXUS lane, everyone has to have it). It’s just stupid and mean, like everything Trump does.