Immigration advocates are celebrating Three Kings Day outside the Miramar ICE facility today.
Members of the "Circle of Protection" will be handing out gifts to children of families seeking asylum.
Spokesman Bud Conlin says, "Our message is: There are people in this country that welcome you, that know you are running for your lives. We want to support you."
Conlin adds these families have been put through a cycle of intimidation since the Trump administration began and they went from reporting to the facility once a year to once every three months.
The families meet face-to-face with deportation agents who set conditions on how they can live while they await word on their status.