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Coloradans head to Washington to fight for DACA

DENVER -- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program discussions continue in Washington and in Colorado. Nine Coloradans are now back after a trip to Washington.

The group flew into the nation's capital and met with Colorado's members of Congress. They met with a number of representatives, including Diana DeGette, Jared Polis and Ken Buck.

"He went as far as to reassure us that we could be at ease, that we could relax," Marco Dorado said of a meeting with Buck.

"For them to see our faces, our emotions, our stories, and to actually really take the time and hear our stories was really incredible," Daniela Gomez-Castro said.

The group was pleased with the responses from elected leaders, but still left with mixed emotions.

"There`s still a lot of anxiety around what we're feeling because of the fact that it's just so uncertain," Dorado said.

​The recipients want Congress to come up with a policy that gives undocumented immigrants a permanent fix and path to citizenship. The current policy is only for a couple of years.

Even though United States Citizenship and Immigration Services started to accept DACA applications again, a permanent fix and the March 5 deadline are still ahead.

That's why DACA recipients say they continue to fight. There are about 17,000 so-called "Dreamers" in Colorado.