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No deal from Cuomo, Trump meeting over Green Light controversy

WASHINGTON – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and President Donald J. Trump met behind closed doors at the White House on Thursday, but emerged with no deal as the governor sought to convince the president to lift a ban that prohibits New Yorkers from enrolling in federal secure-traveler programs.

Cuomo left the meeting without speaking to reporters and boarded a flight to return to New York.

Acting U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, who attended the Oval Office meeting, issued a statement afterward saying the discussions were “productive” but will continue to “find a mutually agreeable solution.”

“The relationship between New York state and the federal government is very important but has been made difficult by the unilateral actions of New York state regarding the sharing of critical security information with DHS,” Wolf said. “New York is the only state that restricts (Customs and Border Patrol) access to their data across the board — from law enforcement, customs, trade and travel facilitation purposes.”

The prohibition was issued by Homeland Security last week in response to a New York law enacted in December that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, but also cuts off access to its motor vehicle database by immigration …read more

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