WASHINGTON, D.C – Governor Cuomo met with President Trump at the White House to resolve differences over New York’s recently enacted Green Light Law.
It appears there’s no deal. After New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met with President Trump Thursday afternoon at the White House.
The Governor is trying to negotiate a truce, in the battle over New York’s new driver’s license law.
Governor Andrew Cuomo stated: “I’m cooperating – will now stop doing what you’re doing. In retaliation for the New York law which allows undocumented immigrants to get drivers licenses, and bars the state DMV from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. The President ordered an end to Trusted Traveler programs for NY residents, they allow travelers to speed through immigration and customs at airports and ports of entry.”
Governor Cuomo talked to CNN before the meeting.
Cuomo says this is all about politics and pushing the administration’s immigration agenda…
But Ken Cuccinelli, the Acting Deputy Secretary with the Department of Homeland Security says it’s about public safety and national security.
The reason DHS took the steps it did because of the blocking of information flowing whether people are illegal or legal – it’s simply to know who’s in front of you.
Neither the governor, nor the President talked to reporters at the White House.
But a DHS spokesman called the meeting “productive”.