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Más de 13.3 millones de inmigrantes documentados residen en Estados Unidos

En Estados Unidos hay más de 13.3 millones de inmigrantes documentados que residen permanentemente en el país, de los cuales 8.8 millones califican para solicitar la ciudadanía estadounidense.

Manifestantes protestan en contra a la propuesta de la reforma migratoria el martes en Washington, D.C.

Trabajadores poco cualificados se oponen a reforma

Centenares de trabajadores poco cualificados, muchos de ellos afroamericanos, marcharon este martes por las calles de Washington, DC, para protestar contra la propuesta de reforma migratoria aprobada en junio por el Senado, dado que, a su juicio, ésta conllevará una bajada generalizada de los salarios.

Santiago Ortiz and Pablo Garcia, who are married, will be seeking a green card after Wednesday’s Supreme Court Decision. COURTESY IMMIGRATION EQUALITY

End of DOMA Changes Immigration Landscape for Thousands

With DOMA struck down, U.S. citizens in a same-sex marriage can now apply for a green card on behalf of their foreign spouse.

Column One: A day in the strawberry fields seems like forever

He finds kindness and camaraderie with the Mexican immigrants picking strawberries. But he also falls far behind them as his back tightens and his muscles burn.

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) (L) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (R) share a moment during a news conference on a comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill

Immigration Blueprint Document

We’ve got the document prepared by four Democratic and four Republican senators.


Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor shares life philosophy in art, writing

Earlier, we wrote about our meeting with Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor Ava Kadishson Schieber. We have also compiled a video playlist of our January 11, 2013 interview with the artist sharing her philosophies on life and survival.

Ava Kadishson Schieber poses with Hoy reporter Azra Halilovic following an interview on Friday, January 11, 2012. Both fled former Yugoslavia due to religious persecution — Kadishson Schieber from the communists in 1949, and Halilovic from the Chetniks in 1992.

Yugoslavian Holocaust survivor revisits past in art, inspires hope

Ava Kadishson Schieber fled her hometown of Novi Sad, Serbia in 1949 when it was overrun by Nazis and later subjugated by the communist regime that the artist and writer could begin a new life and express her creativity.

The DREAMers I know are hard-working, humble individuals. Image by Chris Ware

The DREAMers I know

Ruben Navarrette blasts DREAMers as spoiled brats, which is a reality I don’t recognize: partly because he’s alluding to a reality I don’t believe exists and partly because he neglects to name a single pampered DREAMer.

Courtesy of Madeline Cardenas

Immigrant tattoos draw scrutiny, visa denials

“I don’t think you’re going to find people in favor of letting gang members into the United States,” says Maria Andrade, about immigrants with tattoos getting caught up in red tape. “But the broad brush with which they’re denying people is crazy.”

Bosniak women catch up with friends after prayer and entertainment at the Islamic Cultural Center mosque in Northbrook, Illinois on November 17, 2012. They sit in front of a photo that represents the Kaaba, the holy point for prayer in the most sacred city in Islam — Mecca, Saudi Arabia (AZRA HALILOVIC/HOY).

Chicago Bosnians find strength in religion, celebrate Islamic new year

In Balkan history, religion has often been a source of conflict. But that night of Muharram, the start of a new year, it was peace — something Bosnians at home and abroad are still seeking to attain.

The official US Census form, pictured on March 18, 2010 in Washington, DC, is required to be filled out and returned to the US Government by April 1, 2010. The all-important US tally determines everything from the number of seats a district is entitled in the US Congress, to the amount of dollars jurisdictions are given for federal projects. The first census was taken in 1790, when the population of the country was less than the current population of Los Angeles -- around four million. AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

How the Census blurs cultural identity, language

The U.S. Census Bureau is not distinguishing among several languages and nations of former Yugoslavia, hitting a sensitive nerve for many people.

Desde la izq., Édgar, Ricardo, Alicia, Lizette y María, quienes emigraron de México y ahora residen en Phoenix, Arizona. El grupo forma parte del conglomerado de poco más de 11 millones de indocumentados que esperan una reforma migratoria. JOSHUA LOTT | REUTERS

Giro en reforma migratoria renueva esperanza de latinos

Resurge el optimismo entre los hispanos por una reforma migratoria ante la nueva postura republicana y tras demostrar su influencia en las elecciones presidenciales.

El presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama (2ºizda), celebra su triunfo junto a su esposa, Michelle (izda), y el vicepresidente Joe Biden (2ºdcha) y su mujer, Jill Biden, al resultar reelegido como presidente de los Estados Unidos en el McCormick Place en Chicago (Estados Unidos) anoche, martes 6 de noviembre de 2012. Para conseguir la presidencia de EE.UU., el demócrata Barack Obama logró el triunfo este martes en 25 estados del país y la capital, Washington D.C., por delante de los 24 para el republicano Mitt Romney, a la espera de los resultados en el reñido estado de Florida. EFE/Shawn Thew

Election 2012: Winners and losers

The red, white and blue confetti has been cleaned up at McCormick Place, and nearly all of the results are known from Election 2012. Here’s our take on who did well this race and who did not.

Admir Obradovic, a native of Bosnia, eats a traditional meal of burek, phyllo dough beef pie, at Cafe Slasticarna Drina in the Albany Park neighborhood of Chicago on Tuesday. Obradovic has been living in the United States for 14 years but is not a citizen so cannot vote. He said he is not enthusiastic about either candidate, but would vote to re-elect President Barack Obama if he could vote (AZRA HALILOVIC/HOY).

Election 2012: The view from Chicago’s Bosnian community

Chicago’s Albany Park community is home to many ethnic groups with strong opinions about the 2012 presidential race. Among these are Bosnians, most of whom came to Chicago after the wars in the 1990s.

U.S. President Barack Obama waves on stage at an election campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, November 5, 2012, on the eve of the U.S. presidential elections. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Election preview: what to look for tomorrow

The most expensive election in United States history will end tomorrow as voters cast ballots in the 2012 election. Here are key story lines to watch.