Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following the DHS announcement that Global Entry has been reinstated for New York State. Congresswoman Stefanik was vocally opposed to the Green Light Law, which caused the suspension of Global Entry, from the very beginning.

“Governor Cuomo’s reckless immigration policies in New York State caused the suspension of the Global Entry program,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Since the suspension of Global Entry in February, qualified, legal citizens have been penalized by the Governor’s actions. Today’s news from the Department of Homeland Security of the reinstatement of Global Entry is good news for New Yorkers. I advocated and worked with the President and senior Administration officials to successfully reinstate this program critical to the economy and safety of New York. I remain concerned with New York’s continued restriction on information-sharing with federal law enforcement and will continue to speak out against Governor Cuomo’ dangerous policy.”