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Green Light Law

In response to New York State implementing the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light Law), Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced New York residents will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew their enrollment in certain Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) like Global Entry. The law prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from sharing information with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), preventing DHS from fully vetting New York residents.

Statement from Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf on the Meeting with President Donald J. Trump and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf 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 security information with DHS. New York is the only State that restricts CBP access to their data across the board – for law enforcement, customs, trade and travel facilitation purposes. Despite that, we will continue discussions with the State of New York to find a mutually agreeable solution.

Department of Homeland Security Suspends New Enrollment/ReEnrollment in CBP Trusted Traveler Programs for New York Residents

In response to New York State implementing the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light Law), Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced New York residents will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew their enrollment in certain Trusted Traveler Programs like Global Entry. The law prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from sharing information with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), preventing DHS from fully vetting New York residents. The Acting Secretary informed State officials by letter of the change.

A gentleman aircraft marshalling.

How Not To Be *That Guy* At The Airport Checkpoint

Flying within the U.S. this summer? You’re not alone. Experts estimate that more people are taking to the skies this year than ever before, with 40 million Americans traveling on Memorial Day weekend alone. Want to get through security as fast as possible, while still being safe? Check out these tips for domestic travel from your friends at TSA.

TSA Ensures Security Preparedness for High Summer Travel Volume

The Transportation Security Administration is preparing for the start of the summer travel period, typically marked by the Memorial Day holiday weekend and continuing through Labor Day. Record numbers of passengers are expected at airports this summer, with peak travel periods occurring in June and July, including the July 4th weekend. During the busiest days of the summer, TSA will screen more than 2.5 million passengers per day.

DHS Unveils Trusted Traveler Comparison Tool

The Department of Homeland Security unveiled today a new Trusted Traveler comparison tool. The tool helps prospective applicants find the DHS Trusted Traveler Program that best matches their citizenship and travel preferences.

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