Leslie Berestein Rojas Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
Leslie Berestein Rojas is KPCC's Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter.
An award-winning journalist with several years’ experience reporting on immigration issues, Berestein Rojas most recently covered immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border for the San Diego Union-Tribune. She has retraced the steps of migrants along desert smuggling trails, investigated immigrant detention contractors, and told the stories of families left behind in Mexico’s migrant-sending towns.
A native of Cuba raised in Los Angeles, Leslie has also written for Time, People, the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times. She has reported from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Stories by Leslie Berestein Rojas
Proposed guidelines for a legal street vending program have been kicked them back to the chief legislative analyst's office for clarification.
In immigration news: Anti-executive action strategy emerges in Congress, the immigrants who won't qualify, California driver's licenses, more
Immigrants without legal status can now make appointments to apply for a special California driver's license under AB 60, the new state law that takes effect in January.
Roughly 5.8 million immigrants won't benefit from executive action, according to a new report. They include relative newcomers, singles, and those without U.S.-born children.
In immigration news: Executive action and 'dreamer' parents, the coming battle in Congress, Indian immigrants in the shadows, more
Newly released data now shows immigrants from India as making up the largest number of unauthorized immigrants from Asia, ahead of immigrants from China and the Philippines.
With new immigration rules announced, some who entered the country illegally are overjoyed — others weren't so lucky.
A day after announcing he would act to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, President Obama was in Las Vegas to sign the order Friday.
In immigration news: Obama to sign executive order, Secure Communities replaced, what's next for immigrants, more
President Obama's immigration plan touches on almost every aspect of the immigration system, from deportation relief for millions to border security and the immigration courts. This and more.
In California, where 83 percent of unauthorized immigrants are estimated to have lived in the U.S. for five years or more, the effects could be staggering.
In immigration news: Executive action details, GOP backlash, a 'disproportionate' effect in California, more
It's expected that President Obama's executive action plan will offer relief from deportation to certain groups of immigrants, such as the parents of U.S. citizens. This and more.
President Obama is now expected to announce his much-anticipated executive action on immigration Thursday. This and more.
The Pew Research Center finds the total number of immigrants here in the U.S. unlawfully is unchanged, but East Coast states are seeing gains while border states like California have seen declines.
In immigration news: Preparations for executive action, a looming political battle, legal providers brace themselves, more
It's still not clear just what President Obama will announce on immigration, but politicians, legal providers, and many others are getting ready. This and more.
Pro-bono legal providers who handle immigration cases are bracing themselves for the workload if President Obama extends protection from deportation to more immigrants.
In immigration news: Executive action, legislative blowback, planned GOP border bill, CA driver's licenses, more
As the Obama administration prepares to announce plans for executive action on immigration, GOP leaders are considering ways to block it. This and more.
The MTA board delayed a decision until February, allowing more time for public input on plans to construct 120,000 square feet of retail and medical office space.