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“Waterfall” takes place in 1922, after women have won the right to vote, and focuses on privileged, 21-year-old Trinity Baird. Although Trinity is a talented painter who’s been accepted to the Sorbonne in Paris, she has pushed the boundaries of what her stern mother considers proper behavior, and her parents sent her away to Oak Hills Asylum. After two years at a place where she has no freedom, Trinity returns to her family’s island summer home with shattered self-confidence and still no freedom.

The Trump administration's orders not only make it nearly impossible for survivors of torture and persecution to obtain refuge in our country, but also subvert the rule of law, eliminate due process, and damage the United States’ global reputation. 

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn't let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. That confrontation in Texas came just days after the Trump administration quietly shut down the nation's asylum system for the first time in decades in the name of public health.

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