The Department of Homeland Security has sent a letter to New York state officials suspending enrollment in Trusted Traveler programs for all New York residents in response to the state’s law passed last June allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses. The letter states that the agency is taking this action because the New York law limits information sharing between the New York Department of Motor Vehicles and DHS.

Key points:

  • New York residents will no longer be eligible to enroll or re-enroll in Trusted Traveler programs such as Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST.
  • New York residents who are currently enrolled may continue to use the programs until their enrollment expires.

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