Leslie Berestein Rojas Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
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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
In immigration news: Race and the 'dream' 50 years later, reform efforts vs. the clock, immigrant detention, more
Much has changed - and much hasn't - since MLK's historic call for equal rights a half-century ago. An added factor in race relations since has been the most recent great immigration wave. This and more.
How much creativity does it take to survive and thrive in a new land? An excerpt from a thought-provoking interview with Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat.
In immigration news: Reform supporters and the civil rights movement, low-skilled immigrants, Napolitano defends record, more
Proponents of immigration reform are taking a civil rights tack in their push for an overhaul during this week's fiftieth anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington. This and more.
In immigration news: Catholic clergy to push legalization, why Obama can't 'legalize' immigrants, reform and the job market, more
While some have suggested that President Obama could expand deferred action as a way of 'legalizing' unauthorized immigrants, experts say this would be very hard to do. This and more.
In immigration news: Low turnout for reform opponents, 'blacklisted' Muslim citizenship applicants, evangelical ad campaign, more
Efforts by immigration reform opponents to put pressure on lawmakers during the August recess have so far seen limited participation. This and more.
A California bill aims to crack down on scam artists seeking money from immigrants so they can get "in line" for immigration reform. This and more.
The daily roundup is back after a brief hiatus with the latest news.
During the last great immigration debate of the mid-2000s, it was mainly Latinos who were heard and seen pushing for an immigration overhaul. But things have changed.
In immigration news: Cantaloupes on Capitol Hill, allegations of poor treatment at border, reform opponents strategize, more
As the August recess nears, advocates on both sides of the immigration reform debate are preparing to put pressure on members of Congress. This and more.
In immigration news: Reform advocates target House, worries about reform-related immigration scams, more
Groups pushing for immigration reform are planning to put pressure on House GOP lawmakers during the August recess. This and more.
Readers are sharing their thoughts in an online poll on a plan by Monterey Park city leaders to require 'modern Latin alphabet' on business signs. What do you think?
In immigration news: Immigrants who are left out of reform plans, hope in the House, British 'go home' campaign, more
Even if comprehensive immigration reform were to pass, many unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. would still be ineligible for legalization. This and more.
Officials in the majority-Asian American city may require business signs to have letters that English speakers can read. Most already do, but it's causing a stir.
In immigration news: DHS to review same-sex couples' green card cases, the fate of immigrants with criminal records, more
Obama administration officials say they will review cases in which green card petitions were denied for the same-sex spouses of U.S. citizens. This and more.
People have been posting photos of their calves to Twitter in humorous protest of the immigrant remarks by the Republican congressman. And delivering melons.