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

RIP Richard 'Scar' Lopez

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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

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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

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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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