WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Tuesday marks International Migrants Day. Organizations such as the United Nations are celebrating migrants from around the world.
But they are also advocating for migration to be “safe, regular and dignified for all.”
In Washington, faith and community organizations are rallying together to ask elected officials to stand with the Central American migrant refugees seeking asylum.
The march is called “Posada Migrante” after the traditional Latin American Christmas procession.
A “posada” is part of the Christmas celebration where people reenact the pilgrimage of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem in search of a room. In Mexico, people host “posadas” for nine days leading up to Christmas Eve.
During “Posada Migrante,” they will head to the Capitol, and along the way, they’ll sing songs and pray for the Central American migrants at the border.
Posadas are the place we witness the change of heart of an inn keeper, from rejection to welcome. @_karenjgonzalez says it so well. Join us for Posada Migrante tomorrow at 3pm at the United Methodist Building for a re-enactment fo this journey https://t.co/pZo4l45MVx— Sandy Ovalle (@itsovalle) December 17, 2018