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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.
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Perhaps the most interesting thing I've seen all day: A color-coded map of the Los Angeles area based on race and ethnicity, which has been making the rounds all day on Twitter and via several local blogs (and now, finally, this one).
Thirty taco trucks in thirty days? Bring it on.
"A Navy recruiter came to my high school, and I told him about my status. I told him that I was his next Navy SEAL (the best of the best). He chuckled, and I did, too. I told him I didn't have a Social Security number and asked if that would be a problem.
With a day to go before a Senate vote on the DREAM Act, proposed legislation that would allow a path to legal status for undocumented youths who go to college or join the military, student groups and other supporters are pulling out all the stops in their campaign to secure votes.
In the news this morning: DREAM Act vote on the way, Colin Powell on immigration, the Arizona appeal, Chuseok and more
US Senate scheduled to vote on DREAM Act Tuesday | 89.3 KPCC
Since Tuesday, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced that he would attach the DREAM Act to a defense bill and move it toward a vote next week, the proposed legislation has been perhaps the biggest story involving the children of immigrants - in particular, young 1.
An online comic strip about an undocumented college graduate named Libertad, nicknamed Liberty, has achieved unexpected notoriety in recent weeks, with art from the comic circulated on Facebook and on fliers distributed by supporters of the DREAM Act.
In the news today: The DREAM Act, the detention industry, Muslim in America, L.A.'s Maya community and more
News Analysis - Immigration Path for Students Pushed in Senate - NYTimes.com (The New York Times)
A dozen or so young DREAM Act supporters sat in a cramped room in the Westlake district this afternoon, using every available phone line as they scrolled down lists of phone numbers for U.
Now that it's officially Hispanic Heritage Month as of yesterday, it's time to explain just what HHM is and where it comes from, along with all the very mixed feelings that come with it.
YouTube - Raw Video: Mexico Celebrates Bicentennial (youtube.com)
The less-known military component of the DREAM Act is proving to be its saving grace this week: Yesterday, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid announced that next week he will offer the legislation as an amendment to a Defense Department authorization bill, pushing the long-proposed immigration legislation toward a Senate vote.
The culture blog Remezcla has had a series of "especial bicentenario" (bicentennial special) posts the past week honoring some of the quirkier aspects of Mexican culture, especially those unique terms that I find even funner than Cuban terms, if that is possible.