New Standards for Asylum Could Affect Thousands

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MCALLEN – New standards for asylum could impact thousands of asylum claims.

Attorney general Jeff Sessions announced on Monday that immigration judges will no longer consider domestic violence or fear of gangs as grounds for asylum.

A local immigration lawyer says many flee their country because of both domestic violence and gang violence.

KRGV’s Angelo Vargas has more on how this will affect immigration attorneys and immigrant families in the Rio Grande Valley.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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