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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
As the genocide's 100th anniversary approaches, the memory of the killings in 1915 is still vivid for Armenian-Americans whose ancestors survived generations ago.
The practice of allowing immigrants with criminal records to stay in the U.S. has faced growing scrutiny.
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The L.A. city council remains stalled on a set of regulations to legalize street vending. Venders, meanwhile, ask police to limit who they cite.
There are more than 50,000 street vendors in LA. They say their trade needs to be legalized, so that police can't cite them and confiscate their carts.
The rate of home ownership peaked before the recession and has been falling since. Experts say credit is too tight.
Post recession, more are finding work in restaurants, manufacturing, and small business
In immigration news: Homeland Security official accused of favoritism, child migrants in court, executive action lawsuit, more
A top Homeland Security officials is accused of political favoritism in a report following an internal investigation. This and more.
Of more than 25,000 child migrants who entered the immigration court system after last July, almost 19,000 have cases still pending. But some kids are finding relief.
In immigration news: Executive action lawsuit, foreign-born cops, US immigration history chart, more
More law enforcement agencies are moving toward letting foreign-born legal residents join their ranks. This and more.
Legislation would prevent immigrants who obtain temporary legal status under Obama's immigration plan from being eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit retroactively. This and more.
Among those who came to listen to him speak were immigrants who fear for their families - and some directly affected by violence.
Charly Keunang spoke to his sister and mother the day before he was killed, according to a family spokesman. They didn't know he was homeless. They may sue the police.
Justice Department officials are to answer questions about President Obama's immigration plan before a federal judge in Texas. This and more.
In immigration news: 'Specialized' worker visas denied, Cambodian Americans and education, LA County joins executive action lawsuit, more
Visas for foreign workers with 'specialized knowledge' in their fields are being turned down more frequently. This and more.