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Central American migrants sit on top of the border wall on the beach in San Diego during a gathering of migrants living on both sides of the border April 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Advocates pray and march to the Capitol on International Migrants Day

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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — Tuesday marks International Migrants Day. Organizations such as the United Nations are celebrating migrants from around the world.

Protest at Capitol on International Migrants Day

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.

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