Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with President Donald Trump on Thursday at the White House over the federal Homeland Security agency’s decision to stop enrolling New Yorkers in the Trusted Travel programs.

The programs, including Global Entry and NEXUS, expedite border crossings to Canada and Mexico and re-entry to the U.S. from abroad.

The Trump administration says New York jeopardized the safety of the programs because the state closed off access to its DMV database after approving a law to allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver’s licenses.

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New York’s Attorney General has now filed papers in a lawsuit against the federal government for preventing  New Yorkers from enrolling or re-enrolling in the federal government's Trusted Traveler Programs, aimed at making border crossings faster and easier.

State Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, is weighing in on a controversial Trump administration action late last week that bans New Yorkers from participating in federal Trusted Travelers programs. He released a statement Saturday, arguing the ban has nothing to do with national security but is simply political retribution against New York for its progressive policies

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York is suing the federal government over the decision to ban state residents from travel services programs to expedite travel across borders, including Global Entry and NEXUS cards.

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State officials are reacting to the news that the federal Department of Homeland Security is ending an expedited travel pass known as Global Entry for New Yorkers crossing into Canada or Mexico or arriving home to an airport from a foreign country.

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The U.S. ambassador to Canada says the two countries are getting along well, in North America and around the world. Ambassador Bruce Heyman was at Niagara University last night to speak to the graduate commencement.

High-tech option could ease border congestion

Dec 26, 2014
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Analysts are predicting one of the busiest holiday travel seasons in recent years. Prior to the holiday rush,  officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection released the "Border Wait Time App," which offers options that could ease some delays.

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It's soon going to be easier to board a plane at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, at least for some.