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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 overall number of hate crimes reported in Los Angeles County in 2016 remained level. But there’s been a shift in who's targeted and who targets, a new county report says. Have a story about hate or bias? Share it as part of a national news project, "Documenting Hate."
A federal appeals court panel ruled the government may deny admission to people from six majority-Muslim countries, but only if they lack ties to U.S. relatives.
More than 708,000 U.S. citizenship applications are pending, with longer waits for applicants who are seeking to become citizens.
The L.A. City Council will be reviewing recommendations to legalize street vending, with possible prohibitions in busy areas like the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On Monday, the temporary status that allowed Nicaraguans to live in the U.S. was ended. But the status of tens of thousands of other immigrants are also at risk.
Protection for nearly 800,000 young immigrants under the DACA program is set to expire beginning next March. Congressional action seems increasingly unlikely.
The Trump Administration has announced it will end Temporary Protected Status for more than 5,000 Nicaraguan immigrants in the U.S., while delaying a decision on Hondurans.
Civil rights advocates filed a lawsuit against immigration officials for arrested Cambodian immigrants, alleging officials are unlawfully detaining them.
The Trump administration is expected to soon announce the fate of more than 86,000 Hondurans living in the U.S. temporarily. Their status is set to expire next year.
Federal officials have arrested as many as 100 Cambodians nationwide as part of a push to send them back to their homeland.
The Trump administration is imposing new limits on refugees entering the U.S. — although resettlement agencies say vetting is already strict.
Federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland this week blocked President Trump’s third attempt at a travel ban, but they did not suspend restrictions like tighter vetting.
Two federal judges temporarily restrained President Trump’s third attempt at restricting travel from mostly Muslim-majority nations. Here's a look at one of those court orders.
As a plan to legalize street vending makes its way through City Hall, officials have proposed stop-gap regulations. This one would reduce the penalty to a civil citation.
The Trump administration wants a list of immigration enforcement measures tied to any legislation that would benefit young immigrants now protected under DACA.