Tag: Homeland Security Department

How a Neighbors’ Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case

The Bahamian pleasure palace featured a faux Mayan temple, sculptures of smoke-breathing snakes and a disco with a stripper pole. The owner, Peter Nygard, a Canadian fashion executive, showed off his estate on TV shows like “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” and threw loud beachfront parties, reveling in the company of teenage girls and […]

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Trump Targets New York Again, This Time Over Car Exports

Several times a month, ships loaded with used cars leave ports around New York, bound for sale in the Caribbean, West Africa and the Middle East. It is a bustling business that starts with car dealerships and involves auction companies, exporters, freight carriers and shipping lines. Tens of thousands of cars make their way overseas […]

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The President Takes a Campaign Donation From the Pentagon

That “big, beautiful wall” President Trump never tires of carrying on about is becoming one of the most expensive campaign stunts ever. It is a potentially unconstitutional one as well, as the Defense Department prepares to divert more billions of dollars authorized by Congress from a variety of weapons programs to generate bragging rights for […]

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Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration is deploying law enforcement tactical units from the southern border as part of a supercharged arrest operation in sanctuary cities across the country, an escalation in the president’s battle against localities that refuse to participate in immigration enforcement. The specially trained officers are being sent to cities including Chicago and New York […]

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The Feud Between Trump and New York

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Friday. We’re off on Monday for Presidents’ Day. Weather: Today, expect a high in the low 30s and a biting wind, but the sun is back for the long weekend. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Presidents’ Day). ImageCredit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times […]

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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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Administration to Divert Billions From Pentagon to Fund Border Wall

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon plans to divert $3.8 billion intended for military equipment to the construction of a wall at the southwestern border, it informed lawmakers on Thursday, drawing bipartisan outrage and reviving a long-running battle with Congress over funding for President Trump’s signature campaign promise. The formal notification to Congress on Thursday, which was […]

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The Supreme Court in the Mean Season

The Freudian concept of psychological projection refers to the behavior of people who, unable to acknowledge their own weaknesses, ascribe those same failings to others. President Trump provides a striking example in his multiple post-impeachment rants calling those who sought his removal “vicious” and “mean.” His choice of the word “mean” caught my attention, because […]

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Cuomo Offers Compromise to Trump on Global Entry Applicants

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would seek to give federal officials access to state driving records for applicants to Global Entry and other federal programs that allow travelers to quickly pass through airports and borders. The announcement by Mr. Cuomo comes days after federal officials banned New York residents from applying […]

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Global Entry: What to Know About the Enrollment Freeze

Weather: Expect rain, with a high in the mid- to upper 40s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Wednesday (Lincoln’s Birthday). ImageCredit…Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times The New York City area has long benefited from having easy access to three major airports: two in Queens and one in nearby Newark. And for some travelers, getting […]

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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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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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Freeze on Global Entry Enrollment for New Yorkers: What We Know

The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that it would temporarily block New Yorkers from enrolling in the Trusted Traveler Programs, including Global Entry, which allow prescreened travelers to bypass lengthy lines at airports and border crossings. The change, which takes immediate effect, was made in response to New York’s so-called Green Light Law, federal […]

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Trump Administration Freezes Global Entry Enrollment in New York Over Immigration Law

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security temporarily barred New Yorkers on Wednesday from enrolling in Global Entry and similar programs that allow travelers to speed through borders and airport lines, escalating a conflict between the Trump administration and the state over a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Chad Wolf, the […]

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Trump Administration Adds Six More Countries to Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday added six countries to the nations facing stringent travel restrictions, virtually blocking immigration from Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, and from Myanmar, where refugees are fleeing genocide. Beside Nigeria, varying degrees of restrictions will hit three other African countries, Eritrea, Sudan and Tanzania, and one former Soviet state, […]

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