Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - It was a rare moment Thursday when both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump had no public comments following a much-anticipated meeting at the White House Thursday. Trump and Cuomo met on the Green Light Law and the expulsion of New Yorkers from trusted traveler programs and the session was considered promising by Homeland Security's acting secretary, but one local immigration attorney isn't so sure the matter will soon be resolved.
The Trump administration said that cutoff from state records threatened public safety, and responded by blocking New Yorkers from enrolling in Global Entry and other “trusted traveler” programs. New York then sued over its expulsion.
Berardi doesn't think either side will budge, and a court date will be next. "I don't think these meetings are going to result in much, and it's going to have to be decided in litigation," says Berardi.