Leslie Berestein Rojas

Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter

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Leslie Berestein Rojas is KPCC's Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter.

An award-winning journalist with several years’ experience reporting on immigration issues, Berestein Rojas most recently covered immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border for the San Diego Union-Tribune. She has retraced the steps of migrants along desert smuggling trails, investigated immigrant detention contractors, and told the stories of families left behind in Mexico’s migrant-sending towns.

A native of Cuba raised in Los Angeles, Leslie has also written for Time, People, the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times. She has reported from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

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In the news this morning

Good morning. I'm experimenting with a new tool for rounding up links - hope it works. Here are a few of the more interesting items I've encountered this morning.

Castellano's list: New school brings to light a little-known hero of the Holocaust

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Muslim employee files complaint against Disneyland, seek to wear hijab at work

Photo by IIOC Masjid Omar AlFarouk/Flickr (Creative Commons)

In the news this morning

This morning has brought with it an interesting mix of stories. Here are a few of them.

American snapshot: East L.A.

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The all-American Chinese-Japanese fortune cookie saga continues

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In the news, this afternoon

Good afternoon. The morning slipped away from me as I worked on a post about local relief efforts for victims of the devastating flooding in Pakistan. But better late than never, here are some of the top immigration-related stories of the moment.

Help on a personal scale: Pakistani immigrants create their own mini flood relief efforts

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Old country, meet new country

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Suicides among border agents on the rise


In the news this morning

Feliz Monday. Here are a few of the top immigration-related stories today and from over the weekend.

American snapshot: Chinatown

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In the news this morning

A few of today's top immigration-related stories: a border security bill, uncertainty about further immigration reforms, and more.

Fast food moratorium in South L.A. to end; permanent solutions still in the works

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