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Leslie Berestein Rojas
Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
Southern California is home to many new immigrants -- about a third of L.A. County residents are foreign born. Immigrants are creating an evolving definition of "American." I will deepen the understanding of how immigrants are changing the region and how L.A. changes immigrants.
Stories by Leslie Berestein Rojas
The men, who had refused meals at the Adelanto facility, have begun eating again. Supporters say they are protesting what they call poor living conditions.
A judge ordered Immigrant rights activist Claudia Rueda released from detention but her deportation case is moving forward as supporters push officials to drop it.
People who arrived in the U.S. legally on temporary visas are believed to make up more than 40 percent of the unauthorized immigrant population.
The move recalls Southern California cases of alleged visa abuses, but Asian community advocates say it's an anti-immigrant move.
A Korean-American group based in Los Angeles has partnered with volunteer developers to create a smartphone app for unauthorized immigrants stopped by authorities.
In a 34th Congressional District candidates' forum Thursday, perhaps the most contentious point between Jimmy Gomez and Robert Ahn was just how progressive the other really is.
Immigration agents arrested nearly 200 people suspected of being in the country illegally in a five-day raid in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Thursday.
Buried in President Trump’s proposed federal budget is language that would cut some funding to governments that don't comply with immigration agents.
The budget earmarks $1 million this year for the legal defense fund, but city officials must still approve policy details, including who benefits.
When it comes to arresting immigrants, law enforcement officials have long prioritized those with criminal records. That's changing under Trump.
One facet of a stringent new immigration bill in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to make local police like LAPD cooperate with immigration agents – whether they want to or not.
Immigration officials say in the president's first 100 days, immigrant arrests nationwide rose by 38 percent. In the Los Angeles area, arrests are up by about 5 percent.
Some of those affected in Southern California say the ban has already had a chilling effect on local families bringing in relatives and those helping asylum seekers.
Orange County supervisors have unanimously approved a plan to rent an additional 120 detention beds at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange under contract to immigration officials.
Human rights advocates say untrained staff and medical delays are commonplace. Immigration officials responded saying they are "committed to ensuring the welfare of all those in the agency's custody."