Donald Trump IS punishing New York State anyway he can for allowing migrants to get state ID’s….
The first thing was hurting it’s air travellers….
He is already going after California also….
These things do NOTHING to help the American economy and workers on the whole…
The ‘King’ doesn’t care about his subjects does he?
Several times a month, ships loaded with used cars leave ports around New York, bound for sale in the Caribbean, West Africa and the Middle East. It is a bustling business that starts with car dealerships and involves auction companies, exporters, freight carriers and shipping lines.
Tens of thousands of cars make their way overseas every year through this secondhand trade, which rarely gets much notice. But the industry has suddenly ground to a halt after becoming an unexpected target in President Trump’s crackdown on states that hamper efforts to deport undocumented immigrants.
As part of a raft of restrictions announced this month, the Department of Homeland Security said vehicles with New York State titles would face delays before they could be exported. The shift came at the same time as a change that got much wider attention: The federal government also began barring New York residents from trusted traveler programs, such as Global Entry.
Officials tied their actions to the state’s passage of the Green Light Law, which allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses and blocks federal agencies from gaining access to the state’s motor vehicle databases. Customs officials said they needed that access to verify vehicles’ ownership.
“Because of the blockage by New York, they are introducing for themselves — and I’m sure they didn’t think about this — the consequence of much slower sales of their own vehicles,” Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security, said after the change was announced on Feb. 5.
In reality, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office and people in the industry said, the car export trade has not slowed. It has stopped.
Ships have been detained at port, containers unloaded and cars put back in storage.
The change has hit those dealing in salvage vehicles — inoperable vehicles sold for scrap — as well as expensive antique and classic cars bought by overseas collectors. People hoping to ship their own vehicles out of the country as part of a move have seen their plans stymied, too….
image…Credit…Kirsten Luce for The New York Times