In Despicable Move, the Trump Administration Kicks 200,000 Salvadorans Out of the U.S.

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  • The Trump administration has ended the Temporary Protected Status of 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the U.S. since earthquakes devastated the country in 2001. They will have to leave within 18 months. The program having been in place for nearly 20 years (it was extended multiple times over the Bush and Obama administrations), many Salvadorans living here now have American families and deep roots in the country. And they will be returning to a country that is inhospitable at best, whose economy depended on the money they were sending home. El Salvador, along with Honduras and Guatemala, is considered the most violent region in the world outside of conventional war zones; it’s also one of the world’s deadliest countries for women. [New York Times]
  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller is likely to try and interview Trump, a nightmare scenario for the president’s legal team considering his tendency to lie and forget basic English language vocabulary. [Washington Post]
  • “Oh, are you happy you voted for me. You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege,” Trump informed a group of farmers in Tennessee today. Yes, I hear it was very consensual. [Twitter]
  • The wave of GOP retirements continues. [Twitter]
  • If you missed it, this documentary report from a suicide hotline headquarters in Puerto Rico is a devastating must-see. [New York Times]
  • Honestly, where are they finding these people? [The Hill]
  • Trump Tower was briefly on fire today, which is a little on the nose. [Politico]
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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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As funny as it is to laugh about Trump Tower catching fire or how he is, like, a stable genius, I still hate to end the day thinking about Our Moron President.

It was brutally cold out this weekend and the only one who was happy was Marzipan, who took a nap in 2° weather on the snow. Of course, this was only after spending an hour running around the yard.

My wife is concerned about her possibly having hip dysplasia but after watching infinite videos of sheepdogs running, I’ve concluded that that is just how they run. I’m still on the lookout for hip dysplasia, especially as she is now nearly 24" at the withers and isn’t even eight months old. But her galloping stride seems naturally, fluid, and without pain. It’s just that she can’t even hope to keep up with Henri.

I dread the spring, when I’ll have to shave off her coat.

Then again, in this weather, it’s hard NOT to keep up with a chihuahua terrier who only moves to go from the fleece on the couch to the toe-kick heater to his own crate and then back to the couch.

Yes. She is panting. While laying in the snow. In single-digit weather. Because she’s a friggin’ bear of a dog.