Leslie Berestein Rojas

Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter

Contact Leslie Berestein Rojas

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

Protesters, cops clash at county booking jail

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Civil disobedience at Sheriff Arpaio's booking facility

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Tension and a heavy police presence as protesters shout 'Arrest Arpaio'

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Wearing his message on his shirt

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

More Phoenix protests, and a few arrests

Anti-SB 1070 protesters have gathered at different locations throughout downtown Phoenix, with some marching on to the state Capitol following a morning prayer service, while others stage a protest across the street from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.

'I want to support these people'

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Anti-SB 1070 march gets underway

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Waiting to march

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

A college graduate hopes to legalize

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

'Yesterday, my brother was going to leave'

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

A morning prayer service in Phoenix

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

Despite injunction, much of SB 1070 remains intact

While certain sections of Arizona's SB 1070 anti-illegal immigration law have been blocked by a preliminary injunction in federal court, the battle over the controversial Arizona measure is far from over.

American snapshot: Phoenix

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

At SB 1070 rally, a business opportunity

Photo by Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC

A tentative celebration for SB 1070 opponents

Leslie Berestein Rojas/KPCC