New Yorkers no longer allowed to renew, enroll in Global Entry: DHS secretary

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Residents of New York are no longer eligible to enroll in or renew Trusted Traveler programs, an official with Donald Trump's administration told Fox News.

In an interview on Wednesday night, acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Tucker Carlson that applications and renewals for Global Entry and other programs are suspended for all New York residents.

He said the DHS sent a letter to New York on Wednesday and the move is the Trump administration's response to New York's sanctuary law.

The recently enacted Green Light Law enables undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses and permits in New York.

Wolf said during his interview that New Yorkers can't enroll or re-enroll in the Trusted Traveler programs because the DHS no longer has access to make sure they meet program requirements.

On Tuesday night, Trump blasted NYC during his State of the Union Address for being a sanctuary city.

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