A candlelit march is being held in Dublin later to highlight the situation of 30,000 undocumented migrants "living in limbo" here.
Edel McGinley of the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland said the Justice Minister Alan Shatter could end their legal limbo by introducing an 'Earned Regularisation Scheme'.
"It's very difficult att his time of year for people who are separated from their failies. The march is to draw attenton to those (undocumented) people living in Ireland who need a solution to their situation," she said.
Today's march starts at Grafton Street at 4.30pm.