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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stopped short Tuesday of joining Democratic calls to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the issue gained traction with his progressive base.

As President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy at the border and the resulting family separations have continued to dominate airwaves, more and more Democrats have called for oversight of ICE, an agency under the Homeland Security Department. Though parts of the Democratic base have pushed for dissolving ICE for some time, the rallying cry recently reached Washington.

The article goes on to state the following:

Sanders refused to outright call for the eradication of ICE. Instead, the progressive favorite from the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries backed a restructuring of the entity.

“That will mean restructuring the agencies that enforce our immigration laws, including ICE,” Sanders tweeted. “We must not be about tearing small children away from their families. We must not be about deporting DREAMers, young people who have lived in this country virtually their entire lives.”

Sanders’ tweet comes after he said Trump should work with Congress on a “rational program” that deals with immigration in a Sunday interview with CNN. Sanders’ position is striking as other 2020 hopefuls have latched onto the base’s rallying cry.

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