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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
The bill would make it harder for employers to dodge paying back pay to workers who win a wage-theft case. It still must get approval from the state Assembly.
A city-sponsored public hearing brought out street vendors and those who oppose the idea of legalizing the industry in Los Angeles.
Some grew up with drought, others with an unreliable water supply, in countries where water consumption is much lower than in the U.S.
Until now, spouses of foreign workers who hold an H1B visa could not work in the US. A new rule allows many to apply for work permits.
The late Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador will be beatified by the Catholic Church on Saturday. Locals have planned festivities to mark the occasion.
David Ryu is the first-ever Korean American City councilmember and its first Asian American representative in 2 decades.
On Tuesday, voters will choose the final member of LA's city council. The winner will be either an Asian American or a woman - both rarities on the council.
Since 2005, the federal-local partnership known as "287(g)" has allowed sheriff's deputies to act as federal agents when they interrogate inmates in LA County jails.
Since 2005, the program known as 287(g) has allowed trained sheriff's deputies to act as immigration agents in county jails.
Artesia, which has a strong South Asian presence, has launched its own relief efforts. City council members will consider directing city funds to a donation pool.
Groups that serve diverse immigrant groups are part of a DWP grant program that does outreach on water conservation.
Second-generation Vietnamese-Americans are bringing new flavor to Orange County community.
Throngs have joined Friday's six-mile walk from the Little Armenia neighborhood to the Turkish Consulate, carrying flags and signs.
Boyle Heights residents halted the MTA's plan to develop the historic plaza, but an apartment building slipped under their radar, and will soon break ground nearby.
The Spanish-language program created by its Chilean-born host, Don Francisco, has been Univision's most popular show. View some of the show's best clips here.