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

In the news this morning: Smuggling danger, immigrants and jobs, a new Arizona lawsuit, halted deportations and more

Mexico to announce plan to protect migrants - CNN.com (edition.cnn.com)

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)