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NYS Senate Democrats Aim To Ban Port Authority From Enforcing Travel Ban

Democrats in the New York state Senate say the state should prohibit officials at New York City airports from cooperating with federal authorities enforcing President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The legislative proposal announced Monday would bar the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from providing any support, office space or even air conditioning to federal officials enforcing the new rules at Kennedy Airport and other Port Authority facilities. Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says the entry ban on refugees and residents of seven Muslim-majority nations is "an assault" on American values and that New York must stand up to fight it. The bill faces challenges in the Republican-led state Senate. Assembly Democrats say they are working on their own legislative proposals for pushing back on Trump's order.

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