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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
African-American parents have long had the "driving while black" talk with their kids. Recent officer-involved deaths of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota and the Dallas sniper deaths of five police officers make the conversations even more complicated.
Police officers across Southern California are wearing black bands across their badges to mourn the deaths of five of their colleagues in Dallas.
Despite a Supreme Court ruling freezing President Obama's plan to grant work permits to certain unauthorized immigrants, some find they can work within the law.
SoCal Muslim groups always do charity work during the holy month of Ramadan. This year they called attention to it as a way to combat negative stereotypes.
Snapshots of celebrations in South Gate and Monterey Park, among the many local places that immigrants and their children call home.
The Obama administration's plan to temporarily grant legal status to immigrants living in the country illegally who are parents of U.S. citizens will remain on hold after a deadlocked ruling Thursday.
The Supreme Court decision blocks the Obama administration plan to extend temporary legal status to qualified immigrants and sends the case back to a Texas judge.
Unauthorized immigrants with American children say a favorable high court decision could protect them from deportation and provide work permits.
Among LGBT Latinos in Los Angeles, the Orlando shooting is being felt in a unique way. Some have set about creating a sense of "familia" for those who can't mourn openly at home.
Legal options and federal legislation are among the options for American Samoans seeking U.S. citizenship.
There have been voter registration drives, phone banks, even efforts by some Southern California groups to knock on doors on primary day.
Hoping to dispel negative stereotypes about Muslims, organizers will kick off the holy month of Ramadan with a public celebration in Hollywood.
A bill that would let California seek a waiver to the Affordable Care Act and open up health coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally is headed to the governor.
Immigration advocates say many of those who applied for U.S. citizenship in recent months want to vote in the November presidential election.
Asians are the nation’s fastest growing racial group, but their potential as a voting force has yet to fully materialize. Might that change in 2016?