DHS Prohibits N.Y. Residents From Signing Up for Trusted Traveler Programs

24/7 Customs Broker News cites senior fellow Marc Scribner on the Department of Homeland Security’s recent decision:

Marc Scribner, senior fellow at Washington think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, described DHS’ action as “retaliatory” toward New York but he expressed doubt that the decision would drastically affect the USMCA trade partners.

“As long as DHS is just making life miserable for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, I don’t think countries are likely to retaliate,” Scribner said. “But if DHS does plan to expand these recent actions to include international travelers currently enrolled in these Trusted Traveler Programs and they have agreements with these countries that participate, I would absolutely expect retaliation from those countries.”

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