Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Immigration federalism is vibrant. In addition to the Justice Department lawsuits against New Jersey and Washington over their laws limiting cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (blog here) and a separate lawsuit against and California for banning for-profit immigration detention centers, New York state sued the Trump administration over its decision to bar the state’s residents from enrolling in Global Entry. The lawsuit comes in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that New York would be banned from participating due to noncompliance driver's licenses, as reported in a prior ImmigrationProf blog post.
UPDATE Colorado’s legislature will soon consider a bill similar to New York's that would limit the personal information state departments, including the Division of Motor Vehicles, can release to other government agencies, like U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S Customs and Border Protection.