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 tight Orange County supervisorial race could be decided by Vietnamese American voters.
Senate Democrats seek to stop a House bill that would undo President Obama's executive action from reaching the Senate floor. This and more.
In immigration news: Court hearings delayed for years, talk of another executive action lawsuit, more
The federal Justice Department has reportedly been notifying thousands of immigrants that their cases are being delayed by almost five years. This and more.
Now that the MTA plans to go back to the drawing board on development for Mariachi Plaza, what do residents and merchants want? It depends on who you ask.
In immigration news: Texas v. United States, White House pushes economic benefits, Cuban migration on the rise, more
Nevada and Tennessee are the latest to join a multi-state lawsuit that seeks to block President Obama's executive immigration order from taking effect. This and more.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is one of a long list of mayors who have signed an amicus brief supporting President Obama's executive order on immigration.
In immigration news: CA driver's licenses, anti-executive action lawsuit, half of federal arrests tied to immigration, more
More than 25,000 immigrants have already received special California driver's licenses under AB 60, and are putting them to use on the road. This and more.
More than 25,000 immigrants have already received driver's licenses under the new law. Many were already driving--though fearfully.
In immigration news: Sessions set to chair Senate immigration panel, executive action could be hard to revoke, more
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) has reportedly been named to chair the Senate committee that oversees immigration. This and more.
A GOP-backed House bill that calls for more border security has passed in committee, with a floor vote expected next week. This and more.
President Obama gave relatively little mention to immigration during his SOTU address Tuesday. This and more.
A proposal to develop retail and medical office space at Mariachi Plaza has drawn controversy. MTA suggests it may have second thoughts.
In immigration news: Border bill, California health policies, how Alhambra cops reach Chinese immigrants, more
A House committee is set to begin marking up a new border bill this week that would authorize 27 new miles of fence. This and more.
Agents who book trips to Cuba are bracing for more demand, days after the Obama administration relaxed its rules. But travelers must still go for a specific purpose.
In immigration news: Mexican birth certificates available in US, states' anti-executive action lawsuit gets hearing, more
Mexican nationals in the US will now be able to obtain copies of their birth certificates at their consulates, without having to leave the country. This and more.