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Federal judge overturns White House policy on asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence

A Washington D.C.-based judge ruled the policy, which was implemented by former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in June, went against standards set forth in the Immigration and Naturalization Act.

Gissela Diaz, 3, is held by her father a few feet from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol checkpoint. The father says they have been waiting on the bridge for days.

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