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Traditional Christmas posada takes on a political twist

Immigrants' rights activists gather in Tijuana this evening to re-enact the traditional Christmas posada. Though, this year's event takes on a political note and will be used to protest the House Immi

Immigrants' rights activists gather in Tijuana this evening to re-enact the traditional Christmas posada. Though, this year's event takes on a political note and will be used to protest the House Immigration Bill and the triple border fence. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has the story.

Would-be migrants from the Casa del Migrante in Tijuana will act out Mary and Joseph's search for shelter in Bethlehem.

They'll knock on three doors. The first is painted to look like the metal border fence. The second door is the controversial second fence made of steel pilons and fine wire mesh. Congress recently allocated $35 million for the project. And a federal judge this week knocked down the final lawsuit blocking its construction. The final door the one that opens for the migrants shows an arid desert.

Esmeralda Siu coordinates the Migrant Defense Coalition in Tijuana.

She says the message is migrants will find a way into the United States no matter what obstacles are put in front of them. Siu says any immigration reform must include a guest worker program that allows migrants to earn residency. Amy Isackson, KPBS news.