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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
President Trump told a bipartisan group of lawmakers that he wants a bill to allow young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally to remain, saying such a measure should be "a bipartisan bill of love," and that "we can do it."
The Trump administration is expected to soon announce whether it will revoke temporary permission for more than 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants to live in the U.S.
Many young immigrants could lose the jobs they currently have and be forced into lower paying work.
The law takes effect Jan. 1 and restricts how local police can cooperate with federal immigration agents. Some agencies will see few changes.
The small, round, spice-laden cookie is popular in Germany and parts of northern Europe. It's believed to have hitched a ride across the Atlantic with 17th century German immigrants.
Last week KPCC reported on an earlier advisory that said employers need only "consider" taking steps to protect farmworkers exposed to smoke from the Thomas fire.
A federal judge in L.A. temporarily blocks the deportation of Cambodian immigrants recently detained by immigration. They are under deportation orders for past crimes.
As the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. drops during President Trump's administration, some service agencies have suspended their resettlement programs.
Some growers took steps to protect farm workers during the Thomas Fire, but others were slower to do so. One congresswoman calls for tougher regulations during wildfires.
Advocates for the field hands say the employees worked in smoky conditions without protective masks, which are not explicitly required under state labor safety rules.
President Trump’s revised travel ban goes forward for now, as legal challenges continue.
Some say they fear it could be a "death sentence" for young LGBT immigrants if they are sent back to countries where discrimination is widespread.
A newly released statewide voter survey shows Democrats Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa rank as the top two candidates for governor ahead of the June primary.
Legal service providers will receive money from a controversial immigrant defense fund set up with contributions from local government and foundations.
The fate of almost 800,000 young immigrants under the DACA program remains unresolved. Now, the debate could tie up a spending bill needed to run the government.