Barring New Yorkers from Global Entry feels unconstitutional in a hundred ways - 2020-02-07
It's being reported that the DHS is suspending the Global Entry program for New York State residents only. This feels unconstitutional in a hundred ways so settling on just one isn't easy.
Global Entry is a DHS program, like TSA Precheck, that affords participants the awesomeness of nominally less airport screening and scrutiny. For this privilege, participants agree to be subjected to an FBI background check and interview. Creepy, sure, but that's the price for shorter lines. I have Global Entry (and since this post is public, if any class action lawyers out there are looking for a plaintiff, I'm totally your guy).
I've seen a lot of reactions from lawyers today, all of whom are pretty certain of its unconstitutionality yet aren't quite sure why.