Senator Bernie Sanders say the U.S. would never recover if it deports young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
The Vermont Independent tells CNN's "State of the Union" their deportations would be "one of the ugliest stains" in American history."
Sanders' statement comes as the Democrats push for a legislative fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," or DACA program.
The legislation is part of talks to fund the government.
The Senate failed to reach a deal last week over a short-term funding bill leading to a government shutdown.
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