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

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

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American snapshot: Lynwood

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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.

A different take on mosque controversy: Ground Zero site was once 'Manhattan's old Arab District'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwaNRWMN-F4&feature=player_embedded

Answers to some of the questions swirling around mosque controversies

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In the news this morning

Good morning. Several interesting stories to share today: cold-case hate crimes, the continuing mosque controversy, ICE arrests in New England, immigration politics in Arizona and more.

Because it's Friday: The 25th anniversary Night Stalker tour

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Must-see photo slideshow gives haunting glimpse of a darker side of Ellis Island

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Also in the headlines, some new stories on KPCC

89.3 KPCC has these stories up on its website now:

In the news this morning

It's day two of my experiment with the new link roundup tool. Still tweaking it (so please pardon the difference in font sizes, etc.), but it seems to be working well enough. Without further ado, here are some of the top immigration and related stories today.

L.A. Latino International Film Festival starts

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The DREAM Act and the military

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