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
Advocates had hoped the proposed bill would include a provision allowing gays and lesbians to sponsor foreign-born partners for immigrant visas.
In immigration news: Cautious optimism from immigrants, comparing 2013 'path' to 1986 amnesty, what reform bill means for tech, more
Now that the Senate reform bill is finally out, what it means to the various players affected, from immigrants to the tech industry. This and more.
The destination is the same, but the new route will be longer and more complicated, with many more immigrant travelers.
Now that the long-awaited Senate immigration reform bill has been formally introduced, immigrants, businesses and others react while opponents build their strategy.
In the state with the biggest immigrant population in the country, the Senate's reform proposal weighs heavily.
The forthcoming proposal promises enhanced border security, a long path to citizenship, and less emphasis on family ties.
How a 'path to citizenship' might work in practice, and what immigrant families can expect once a reform bill is introduced
In immigration news: Senate rushes to wrap bill, unauthorized immigrants have close US ties, border security profits, more
Will the Senate introduce a comprehensive reform bill Tuesday as anticipated? This, a look at who profits from border security, a poll that shows many unauthorized immigrants have U.S. citizen family members, and more.
Given a quarter-turn, the parallel lines become the number 11, as in '11 million undocumented immigrants.'
In immigration news: A Senate reform bill next week, 'aliens of extraordinary ability,' unsolved Border Patrol shootings, more
A Senate immigration reform bill is expected next Tuesday, with a focus on workers and border security, and a cutoff date for those seeking a path to citizenship. This and more.
A federal program that helps state and local jurisdictions is again on the chopping block under the White House's proposed 2014 budget.
Details of a Senate reform plan trickle out ahead of a bill, House Democrats now have their own plan, and more.
The latest version of a bill on immigration is very similar to one Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed in 2012. But there are some differences, not just in the bill but in circumstances surrounding it.
In immigration news: Rallies for reform, waiting for a bill, why an overhaul is more complicated than it sounds, more
A new agreement has been reached over agricultural workers and a Senate bill is expected soon, but there's still uncertainty as to how far it will go.
In immigration news: Rubio and reform, the wait for a Senate bill continues, immigration marches planned, more
A look at Sen. Marco Rubio's immigration reform back-and-forth, the immigration rallies coming Wednesday, how comprehensive reform opponents plan to fight back and more.