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
A new state law expanding California's Medi-Cal health care program to cover children who are in the U.S. without legal status begins May 16.
A Spanish-language acting workshop and theater near downtown Los Angeles draws immigrants with a passion for acting.
May Day marchers chanting slogans and carrying signs — and at least one Donald Trump piñata — took to the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday.
May Day march organizers are asking participants to remain peaceful while police say they're ready for whatever happens following violent protests at Donald Trump's California appearances.
AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles release a report that examines the status of older Asians by ethnic group.
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office has accused the director of an immigration consulting firm and two business associates of practicing law without a license. They could face jail time if convicted.
Advocates say a recently implemented city administrative citation program impacting street vendors is leading to confusion, financial problems, and due-process issues for those cited.
A new Arcadia ordinance says homes need to comply with a floor-area ratio that would limit the size of homes based on the site of their lots.
To revive a Japanese American neighborhood, Little Tokyo plans a basketball gym and leverages its history.
Cities and counties contracting with private companies for immigrant detention centers could be stopped under a California state bill.
Voters cast ballots Tuesday across L.A. County, from Arcadia to Culver City. We've rounded up the latest results, and where you can get more information.
State health officials could apply for a waiver to the federal Affordable Health Act to allow coverage for those in the country illegally. But first, the California Legislature must clear the way.
A new Field Poll puts Ted Cruz ahead of Donald Trump among Republican Latinos for the GOP presidential nomination. Among all likely GOP voters surveyed, Trump leads.
The Arcadia city clerk's office says activists gathering signatures made mistakes, meaning the initiative likely won't be on the ballot this year.
Vote Allies project seeks to pair those who can't vote with those who can in order to build engagement in this election year.