WATCH: DACA recipients flood Capitol Hill to push for immigration reform

Recipients of the endangered Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program flooded Capitol Hill this week to pressure lawmakers to reach a deal protecting the so-called Dreamers.

"There’s probably a couple thousand of Dreamers coming to D.C. every week," Susana Nava, a DACA recipient, told The Hill. "Having that connection has really helped us get that connection for them to realize that we're somebody."

In September, President Trump announced his administration was phasing out DACA, calling on Congress to reach a legislative solution head of a March 5 deadline.


Multiple immigration proposals, including one backed by the White House, failed in the Senate on Thursday as members struggle to agree on a plan.

"We're gonna be seeing basically people going back into the shadows," said Andrea Ramos, another DACA recipient.