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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
In the news this morning: Whitman and the underground economy, immigrant detention, subtitled telenovelas, more
Whitman's - and California's - immigration hypocrisy -- Los Angeles Times How the Whitman housekeeper scandal highlights dependence on undocumented workers.
Yesterday afternoon I caught up with Juana, the subject of an earlier post in which the Los Angeles domestica dished on the housekeeping industry, the need (or not) for papers, and the scandal over Meg Whitman's maid.
How do a second-generation Latina protesting anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona and an immigrant-bashing radio talk show host wind up stranded together in the desert? The answer is in Josefina Lopez's new play "Detained in the Desert," debuting tonight in Boyle Heights at the Casa 0101 Theater.
The scandal that erupted earlier this week over Meg Whitman employing an undocumented immigrant as her housekeeper for nine years has turned the governor's race into a circus of press conferences in recent days.
In the news: New Senate immigration bill, questions over Whitman's undocumented housekeeper, Latinos in the GOP, more
Comprehensive immigration reform bill introduced in the Senate - 89.3 KPCC Before Congress adjourned, Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey introduced a bill that would beef up border security, expand family reunification to same-sex couples and provide a pathway to citizenship for the undocumented.
The scandal that has erupted around Meg Whitman’s ex-housekeeper Nicandra Diaz Santillan, who yesterday announced in a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred that she had worked illegally for Whitman for nine years, threatens to derail the GOP gubernatorial candidate’s campaign.
In the news this morning: Meg Whitman's undocumented housekeeper, Fox's Murdoch on immigration and more
Whitman bid rocked by maid's immigration status | 89.3 KPCC (Southern California Public Radio)
Move over, Randy Newman. Los Angeles may soon have an additional theme song, and it's a corrido.
The Muslim intern who fought Disney over her hijab, and won, is a second-generation University of Illinois senior, a psychology major and a native of the Chicago suburbs who “grew up on Disney movies.
In the news this morning: Whitman's Latina housekeeper, La Llorona at Universal Studios, Secure Communities, more
Meg Whitman's Former Housekeeper Will Allege She 'Suffered' As A Household Employee - The Note (Political Punch)
"Would it be comical if your daughter or your son or your niece or nephew was lying in the street dead, shot in the head, by someone living in this country illegally?"
A Disney intern who did battle with the company over her traditional Islamic religious head scarf, known as hijab, is at work in the job she was hired to do, and in a uniform adapted for her.
In the news this morning: Visa difficulties, Colbert's immigration testimony, Disney's hijab uniform, disaster in Oaxaca, more
Immigration has grown more complicated - USATODAY.com (USA Today)