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Leslie Berestein Rojas
Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter
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
Local women are talking about keeping their headscarves on, taking them off, or in some cases, putting them on for the first time.
Vandals spray-painted graffiti about Jesus at two mosques in Hawthorne and left a device that looked like a hand grenade in one of the driveways.
Graffiti included an expletive followed by 'ISIS' sprayed on a truck. Some Sikhs fear it's backlash to San Bernardino shooting last week.
Nearly 36,000 people were admitted to the US under the K-1 fiancé(e) visa program last year; one of them was San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik.
Some say they've felt singled out for their head scarves, and fear unwanted attention as photos of female shooter Tashfeen Malik circulate in the media.
A former top Homeland Security official weighs in on the case, says there are things you can't screen for: 'You can’t know what is in people’s hearts.'
The program allows travelers from 38 countries to visit the US without a visa. But after the Paris attacks, officials are looking to add new screenings.
The process can take a couple of years as refugees are screened, vetted, then resettled in a community that's considered a good match.
About 500 of the faculty members say they need better pay. They point to a national trend, as part-timers and non-tenured faculty outnumber tenured professors.
The recent wave of student protests began at the University of Missouri. But students at Occidental and Claremont McKenna say they were organized long before that.
Students have been camped out in the administrative building, demanding that administrators make the college more inclusive and that the president leave his post.
Some children of immigrants are brushing up on their own Spanish skills, as they work to pass along family culture through language
Students at Eagle Rock's Occidental College are protesting what they see as unfair treatment of minorities on campus.
The plan would give temporary legal status to millions. Los Angeles immigrants and their advocates are now pinning their hopes on the United States Supreme Court.
County board votes to create a task force that would study how to make local arts institutions better reflect the region's ethnic mix