A medida que corren las horas de este miércoles, más inmigrantes y simpatizantes de la reforma migratoria integral se han dado cita en Washington, D.C., en el Capitolio, para pedir que los legisladores se pongan de acuerdo y encuentren una solución al problema migratorio que afecta a millones de indocumentados en Estados Unidos.

Las principales cadenas de televisión en Estados Unidos se han concentrado en el ala oeste del Capitolio para traer cada detalle de lo que sucede en un día histórico para los inmigrantes, en la que se exige una solución conjunta al tema migratorio.

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  • Edward Gonzales

    Edward Gonzales from Herndon, Va., whose family is from El Salvador, shields himself from the sun with a U.S. flag, as he participates in a rally for immigration reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Demonstrators stand behind a sign for President Barack Obama as they participate in a rally for immigration reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 10, 2013, where tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters were expected to rally for immigration reform. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Roberto Morales

    Roberto Morales, 25, holds a sign representing a permanent resident card, while attending the "Rally for Citizenship" in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Felicia Esparanza

    Felicia Esperanza, 19, of Woodbridge, Va., whose parents are from Mexico and El Salvador, poses for a portrait after attending the "Rally for Citizenship," a rally in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. "I'm here to support my family," says Esperanza, "so that they can get their citizenship." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Daniel Ramirez

    Daniel Ramirez, 24, who is originally from Mexico and lives in Washington, poses for a portrait after attending the "Rally for Citizenship," a rally in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. "I recently became a resident," says Ramirez, "so I was one of those kids who was brought here when I was 8 years old, and I can finally go to college." The tattoo on his neck is the name of his four-year-old daughter, Eileen. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Alejandra Tejada, 55, an American citizen living in Arlington, Va. who is originally from Bolivia, poses for a portrait at the end of the "Rally for Citizenship," a rally in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. "As an immigrant myself I support immigration reform," says Tejada. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Marissa Contreras

    Marissa Contreras, 15, of Richmond, Va., whose father is from El Salvador and whose mother is from the United States, poses for a portrait at the end of the "Rally for Citizenship," a rally in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. "I just felt in my heart that it was important to be here," says Contreras. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Angelica Medina

    Angelica Medina, 17, of Baltimore, whose parents are Mexican and Guatemalan, poses for a portrait at the end of the "Rally for Citizenship," a rally in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. "It's important for me to be here because I believe everyone deserves to be treated the same humane way," says Medina. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Meshelle Fernandez

    Meshelle Fernandez, 7, of Chester, Va., whose parents are from Mexico, braids her hair during a portrait at the end of the "Rally for Citizenship," a rally in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. Her father, Luis Fernandez, says that it's important to be at the rally and support families. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Mario Ibarra

    Mario Ibarra, 38, of Richmond, Va., who is originally from Mexico, poses for a portrait at the end of the "Rally for Citizenship," a rally in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million immigrants with illegal status. "I know many people who have been separated," says Medina, "I'm here to support those who haven't been as fortunate as I am to have papers." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Desde diversos lugares del país, especialmente de la costa oeste, grupos de inmigrantes se han trasladado hasta el Congreso con el fin de dejar claro el mensaje de que es "hora de una reforma migratoria", como dijo el presidente Barack Obama en su discurso en Las Vegas, Nevada, en el que explicó cuál era su propuesta.

Con el lema principal "Time is Now" ("El Tiempo es Ahora") activistas y simpatizantes se han congregado para exponer las múltiples razones de por qué es posible la prometida reforma migratoria, una de las prioridades de Barack Obama en su segundo mandato.

"Hemos estado aquí antes, pero ahora el tiempo es diferente, es el tiempo ahora", dijo uno de los manifestantes a través de las cámaras de Univision.

"Las familias no pueden seguir siendo separadas [...] 11 millones de personas no pueden seguir viviendo en las sombras, finalmente los políticos se han dado cuenta que no pueden seguir ignorando y ofreciendo soluciones triviales a los inmigrantes, a las familias y a quienes nos apoyan, es hora porque ya las comunidades han sufrido lo suficiente", reiteró otro de los participantes en la marcha que tomó la improvisada tarima frente al Capitolio.

(Puedes seguir la marcha a través de la señal en vivo de Univision)

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  • Barack Obama

    A continuación algunas de las frases del Presidente Barack Obama durante su discurso acerca de la necesidad de una reforma migratoria integral en la escuela secundaria básica Del Sol, en Las Vegas, Nevada este 29 de enero.

  • Barack Obama

    "La gran mayoría de los inmigrantes no están buscando problemas", dijo el Presidente Obama en el discurso.

  • Barack Obama

    "Tenemos que llevar la economía clandestina a a la luz".

  • Barack Obama

    "Es sentido común por eso necesitamos una amplia reforma migratoria".

  • Barack Obama

    "A los 'Dreamers' les estamos diciendo que pueden salir de las sombras".

  • Barack Obama

    "Creo que estamos en el momento, mientras más nos acerquemos más emotivo va a ser este debate".

  • Barack Obama

    "Recuerden que esto no es un debate político esto es un debate de personas".

  • Barack Obama

    "A veces se nos olvida que muchos de nosotros éramos ellos [se refiere a los inmigrantes que llegaron hace siglos]. Es muy importante que recordemos nuestra historia, al menos que ustedes hayan sido indígenas estadounidenses".

  • Barack Obama

    "Abrazamos la causa de los 'Dreamers', gente que ha crecido aquí y sus futuros están en el aire, estamos dando la oportunidad de salir de la sombra y trabajar aquí legalmente, pero debido a que este cambio no es permanente necesitamos la acción del Congreso".

  • Barack Obama

    "Tenemos 11 millones de indocumentados que viven sus vidas en las sombras, se quedaron más alla de lo que le permitían sus visas, la mayoría de ellos están entrejidos, cada día van y tratan de ganarse la vida como lo hacemos nosotros y lo hacen en una economía a la sombra donde le ofrecen menos del salario mínimo y perjudica a toda la economía".

  • Barack Obama, Janet Napolitano, Ken Salazar

    El Presidente Barack Obama llega con la Secretaria del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, Janet Napolitano, y el Secretario del Interior, KenSalazar. Arrivaron al aeropuerto internacional McCarran de Las Vegas.

  • Inmigrantes

    Miles de inmigrantes esperan por la reforma migratoria integral en Estados Unidos.

  • Reforma migratoria

    Un grupo de inmigrantes indocumentados desde Los Ángeles, California, esperanzados con la reforma migratoria integral.

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  • El futuro

    El Presidente Barack Obama dijo: "Tenemos que hacer que nuestro sistema de inmigración sea parte del siglo XXI, si usted es un ciudadano no tiene por qué esperar años para que su familia se pueda reunir con usted en este país".