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Raskin leads Silver Spring vigil to end immigrant family border separation

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Attendees hold candles during a vigil to end family separationsAttendees hold candles during a vigil to end family separations. PHOTO BY NICKOLAI SUKHAREVSILVER SPRING — In the face of President Trump’s family separation policy, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8) gathered with constituents for a candlelight vigil Friday. 

“The shameful policy separating parents from children is not only a violation of international law, which it is; it’s not only a violation of our treaties on the treatment of refugees; it’s not only a violation of the Constitution of the United States of America,” Raskin said from a stage at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring to a crowd of approximately 200 people. “This policy is not who we are.”

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