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donsurber.blogspot.com | 1/28/2020 | Don Surber
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Donald John Trump is still our president.

ITEM 1: The Wall Street Journal reported, "A divided Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to begin implementing rules that make it easier for the government to deny limited-income immigrants residency or admission to the U.S. because they use public-assistance programs or might use them in the future.

Court - Order - Monday - Administration - Emergency

"The court, in a written order Monday, granted the administration’s emergency request to start enforcing the rules for now, a move that nullifies an order by a federal appeals court that blocked the immigration restrictions while litigation was ongoing.

"The court’s action came on a 5-to-4 vote, splitting the justices along ideological lines, with conservatives in the majority.

August - Department - Homeland - Security - Rules

"Announced last August by the Department of Homeland Security, the rules effectively expand the pool of people considered likely to become a “public charge” under U.S. immigration law. The government can use the designation to deny an immigrant a green card for permanent U.S. residency, and to determine which non-citizens can be removed or barred from the U.S.

"Using benefits like Medicaid, housing assistance or food stamps could render a person inadmissible."

Aliens - Charity - Case - Law - Century

This covers legal aliens. Not becoming a charity case has been the law since the 19th century.

4 justices need to quit pretending that the Constitution was written by Karl Marx.

ITEM - Pittsburgh - Post-Gazette - Trump - Administration

ITEM 2: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "The Trump administration has temporarily shelved a proposed rule change that would further restrict American sales to Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, after some officials in the Defense Department and other agencies argued that the measure, which was intended to protect national security, could actually undermine it, according to people familiar with the matter.

"The rule change, which multiple government agencies were reviewing, would close a loophole that allowed technology companies like Intel and Micron to continue shipping chips, software and other products to Huawei despite a...
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