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President Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo meet to discuss a possible compromise, according to the Department of Homeland Security in New York from participation in Trusted-Traveler banned programs such as Global Entry; Doug McKelway reports from the White house.
An Association of New York Sheriff on Thursday expressed “deep concern” about the state of the new “Green light Law,” he will come as “unwise” — the latest law enforcement group against the controversial law before a meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and President of the Trump in the White house.
In a letter to Cuomo and other politicians, expressed in the New York state Sheriffs’ Association and its “opposition to and deep concern” over the recently adopted law that grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, and blocks the state Department of Motor Vehicles agencies from sharing information with Federal immigration authorities.
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From the New York State Sheriff’s letter to Cuomo by Adam Shaw on Scribd
The sheriffs say that it does not offer a strong opposition to the licenses, as it was a political issue rather than a law enforcement Problem.
She added: “But the provision of the law, which effectively denies Federal immigration officials access to the State’s Department of Motor Vehicle records IS a law enforcement Problem, and we are forced, our explicit opposition to and deep concern.”
The letter goes on to say, the Sheriff’s have a history of cooperation with law enforcement agencies like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“Our inability to share under the law, DMV data with Federal officials from the immigration authority, endangers the safety of these officers,” the letter says. “We find it offensive that, by the use of our own members of the DMV data, you need to make your own safe operation, we were coerced into signing a non-disclosure agreement, which endangers the security of our Federal partners.
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“We recommend you to urgently reconsider, and to interfere with this ill-advised attempt, in the exercise of their tasks, the dedicated officials, given the duty for the protection of all Americans by enforcing the duly enacted laws of this country,” the letter says.
It comes to meet like Cuomo was set to Trump at the White house, where the bill was expected to be discussed. The administration responded to the law last week by the suspension of Global Entry and similar travel programs for New York residents for the security concerns.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf defended the decision, which is under heavy fire from Democrats, who say that the opposition comes from the licences part of the law, but the prohibition on disclosure of information.
“New York is the only state to repeat that, the only state that restricts the CBP have access to your DMV data on the board, not just for immigration purposes, but for the purposes of law enforcement in the area of customs, but also for trade and travel facilitation purposes,” he said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
The letter from the New York sheriffs comes after the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police Wolf-the return of the administration pushback wrote against the law.
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On Wednesday, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association also wrote to Wolf, with the expression of support for the administration’s “strong stance” against what he called a “poorly thought out” law of Albany.
“We see this law as creating an obstacle for the cooperation of law enforcement authorities only said the crime rate of a state increases already experienced,” the letter.