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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
Immigration officials aren't saying if a planned crackdown targeting recent arrivals has begun in Los Angeles area. But they say a young Guatemalan man arrested this week fits their "enforcement priorities."
Los Angeles City Council members say public comment has turned ugly with a racist drawing and recent incidents of vitriolic speech.
An Italian immigrant community once thrived in Los Angeles, and its social center was the Italian Hall in downtown, soon the home of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles.
Adults and children who crossed the border illegally after Jan. 1, 2014, and who were ordered deported, are targeted in the latest actions.
Proposed federal fee increases would more than double the cost of a petition for an immigrant entrepreneur under the EB-5 visa program.
Starting next month, immigration officials will let some adult children and siblings of elderly Filipino American vets wait for their immigrant visas in the United States instead of in the Philippines.
A new state law expanding California's Medi-Cal health care program to cover children who are in the U.S. without legal status begins May 16.
A Spanish-language acting workshop and theater near downtown Los Angeles draws immigrants with a passion for acting.
May Day marchers chanting slogans and carrying signs — and at least one Donald Trump piñata — took to the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday.
May Day march organizers are asking participants to remain peaceful while police say they're ready for whatever happens following violent protests at Donald Trump's California appearances.
AARP and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles release a report that examines the status of older Asians by ethnic group.
The Los Angeles City Attorney's office has accused the director of an immigration consulting firm and two business associates of practicing law without a license. They could face jail time if convicted.
Advocates say a recently implemented city administrative citation program impacting street vendors is leading to confusion, financial problems, and due-process issues for those cited.
A new Arcadia ordinance says homes need to comply with a floor-area ratio that would limit the size of homes based on the site of their lots.
To revive a Japanese American neighborhood, Little Tokyo plans a basketball gym and leverages its history.