Tag: Airport Security

Trump’s Policy on New York’s ‘Trusted Travelers’ Is Unconstitutional

The Department of Homeland Security recently decided to bar New York residents from federal programs that allow “trusted travelers” expedited transit through airports and border checkpoints. The Trump administration is defending the decision as a rational response to New York’s enactment of a law denying federal immigration authorities free access to the state’s motor vehicle […]

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Trump’s Reprisals: Firing Witnesses, Punishing New York

To the Editor: Re “Trump Hits Back, Firing Witnesses After Acquittal” (front page, Feb. 8): Given the treatment of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Ambassador Gordon Sondland and others, no one should ever again question the need for whistle-blowers to maintain anonymity, if they wish. Thank you, Mr. President, for making the case so clearly and […]

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New York to Sue Trump Administration Over Global Entry Freeze

New York State officials said on Friday that they planned to sue the Trump administration over its decision this week to ban thousands of New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that allow travelers to circumvent long lines at airports and borders. The lawsuit would be the latest escalation in tensions between President Trump and his […]

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T.S.A. Denies Opening Case of Mali Musician Whose Instrument Was Destroyed

A renowned Malian musician said when he came back to Paris on Monday from a concert tour in the United States, he opened the case to his kora and found the instrument in pieces. The musician, Ballake Sissoko, 53, blamed the Transportation Security Administration, prompting outrage among his fans on Facebook and international headlines. But […]

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You From New York? You’re First on Trump’s Revenge List

Fresh from his impeachment acquittal by Senate Republicans, President Trump has shifted into payback mode. In his combative State of the Union address Tuesday, Mr. Trump launched a broadside against one of his favorite targets: “sanctuary cities,” those jurisdictions that limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials. “In sanctuary cities, local officials […]

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‘Extortion’: N.Y. Assails Trump Administration Over Traveler Programs

It was a sharp and sudden escalation of tension between President Trump and his former home state: a decision by Department of Homeland Security officials to bar tens of thousands of New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that allow travelers to speed through airport lines and borders. But the justification, unveiled late on Wednesday, may […]

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Home at Last From China: A Foreign Exchange Student’s Travel Ordeal

LOS ANGELES — When Jaden Taylor, 17, pulled a mask off his face at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday morning and smiled at the customs officer, who gave him a thumbs up, it was much more than the end of a 12-hour flight from Shanghai. He was taking the final step in a weekslong […]

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My Culture Is Not Super Bowl Entertainment

A few weeks ago, as I walked through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, a T.S.A. agent grabbed onto my braids and snapped them like reins. “Giddy up!” she said. I’m a Native American woman, and my hair is part of my spirit. The woman treated me like a horse. This lack of respect is […]

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T.S.A. Finds Record Number of Guns at Airports in 2019

The Transportation Security Administration caught more firearms at airport checkpoints in 2019 than in any other year since it was created in 2001, the agency said Wednesday, as part of a steady uptick that its leader called “deeply troubling.” The agency said that it found 4,432 firearms last year in carry-on bags or carried by […]

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