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DHS suspends access to Trusted Traveler Programs for NY residents

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 5, 2020

    DHS suspends enrollment in Global Entry and other Trusted Traveler programs (TTPs) for residents of New York state in response to state's enactment of Driver's License Access & Privacy Act limiting NY DMV info-sharing with DHS.

    [ID #835]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Feb. 5, 2020
  3. Subsequent Action

    February 7, 2020

    NY AG announces plans to sue Trump Administration over policy preventing New York residents from accessing TTPs.

    NYT - New York to Sue Trump Administration Over Global Entry Freeze
  4. Subsequent Action

    February 27, 2020

    The New York Civil Liberties Union announced its intention to file a class-action lawsuit against DHS for its retaliatory suspension of enrollment and re-enrollment into the Global Entry program in New York.

    NYCLU to Sue DHS for Illegal Suspension of Global Entry Program for New Yorkers
  5. Subsequent Action

    July 23, 2020

    On July 23, 2020, DHS restored New York residents' access to TTPs and acknowledged in a court filing that the agency made false statements in support of the original ban.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    NYT - Homeland Security Dept. Admits Making False Statements in Fight With N.Y.

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