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DHS Suspends Trusted Traveler Enrollments and Renewals by New York State Residents

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf has announced that his agency will not accept applications for new and renewed Trusted Traveler Program memberships from New  York State residents, on account of that state’s new Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act.  That law limits the sharing of driver’s license and vehicle registration information with federal authorities.

The suspension applies to new enrollments and re-enrollments in Global EntryFASTSENTRI and NEXUS, which use driver’s license information as part of an applicant’s background check. It also applies to vehicle exports. The suspension does not apply to Trusted Traveler members who reside in other U.S. states, nor does it appear to apply to the TSA Pre-Check program.

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