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

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

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Honoring Zorba, el Mexicano

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In the news this morning: The NY mosque, a hate crime, a border tragedy, Zorba the Mexican and more

Mayor Defends Mosque Near Ground Zero - WSJ.com (Wall Street Journal)

Q&A: 'Panic Nation' Filmmaker George Adams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juq4Gr6viOY

The American quilting circle, redefined

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

American snapshot: Lynwood

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

In the news this morning

Good morning. Not the best news today: Possible record deaths on the border in Arizona and record backlogs in the immigration courts. Here is a roundup of the top stories.