Leslie Berestein Rojas

Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter

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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

Students tell their personal stories in DREAM Act 'letters'

For the past several weeks, I've been following a series of posts on the social-justice blog Citizen Orange that features the personal stories of undocumented college students.

American snapshot: Westminster

Multi-American

The Salazar corrido, "El 29 de Agosto"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj-oeV3eWUo&p=371926B42DE8961D&playnext=1&index=62

New NCLR report: Latino children and nutrition

Photo by Christer Barregren/Flickr (Creative Commons)

In the news this morning: Pakistan flood relief, Salazar records, possible mosque arson, National Guard and more

Ruben Salazar had clashed repeatedly with LAPD in months before slaying - Los Angeles Times (articles.latimes.com)

Border deaths mark a sobering end to an intense month in the immigration debate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnlqWV6qy5w

Ground Zero's distant past: Before Little Syria, a burial ground for slaves

Photo by Wally Gobetz/Flickr (Creative Commons)

In the news this morning: Mosque myths, hate crimes, 'Machete' and more

Five myths about mosques in America (The Washington Post)

Bracero film wins audience award for best documentary at Latino film festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSEjTOopNuQ

American snapshot: Downey

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Local efforts for Pakistan flood relief step up

Photo by Oxfam International/Flickr (Creative Commons)

And this, from La Cucaracha

From Gocomics.com

In the news this morning: The anti-Muslim NY stabber, a migrant tragedy near Juarez, a Latino 'Jon & Kate' and more

Michael Enright, cabbie-stabber, had "anti-Muslim" diary - War Room - Salon.com (Salon)

Interesting link: Ruben Salazar's final piece, published Aug. 28, 1970

Photo courtesy of cindylu/Flickr (Creative Commons)

Honoring Zorba, el Mexicano

Photo by Teamperks/Flickr (Creative Commons)