Calls to get rid of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency - or ICE - are growing amid reports that migrant children were being separated from their families.

A number of high profile Democrats have recently said the federal agency in charge of deportations should be shut down.

But don't add Democratic Reps. Ruben Gallego and Kyrsten Sinema to that list.

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Sinema, who is running for the Senate, said it should not be destroyed because the agency executes important functions.

"I think the prioritization of removing criminal aliens is important. Some folks that have been convicted of very dangerous crimes should be the highest priority but individuals who are simply trying to a better life for themselves and their families are not a threat to national security," Sinema said Monday.

Gallego said abolishing ICE is not the right approach, that making sure the 15-year-old agency is properly doing its job.

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"This is the same White House that's already separated thousands of families and created 2,000 orphans to this date and to trust the president to judiciously use any immigration force is dangerous and asking for restructuring I think is perfectly fine," Gallego told CNN.

[READ MORE: 2,000 minors separated from families at border, Dept. of Homeland Security reports]

President Trump recently signed an executive order ending the practice of separating families.

The executive order came after the president claimed he had no authority to stop the separations.

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Over the weekend, rallies in cities across the country held rallies held "Keep Families Together" rallies.

During those rallies, high profile Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts said it was time abolish ICE.

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