Governor Cuomo Calls on Department of Justice, Congress to Investigate the Department of Homeland Security's Handling of Trusted Traveler Program Ban

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 07/24/2020 - 15:08

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today called on the U.S. Department of Justice and Congress to investigate the Department of Homeland Security's handling of the Trusted Traveler Program, after new information revealed DHS officials admitted to making false statements to justify the Department's banning of New Yorkers from the program earlier this year. Prior to this development, federal officials consistently and inaccurately insisted that New York's limitations on access to the state Department of Motor Vehicles database were unlike any other state. The Governor also announced the State will pursue civil damages from the Department of Homeland Security.