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Leslie Berestein Rojas
Editor, Diverse Communities
Leslie Berestein Rojas edits a team of reporters focused on diverse communities in Southern California, which is home to many new immigrants.
She previously covered immigrant and emerging communities and ran KPCC's Multi-American blog, which covered that topic.
Stories by Leslie Berestein Rojas
California ICE arrests other than those occurring in the community went from 12,705 in fiscal year 2015 to 14,259 in fiscal year 2017.
The march's organizers say that the march is to "urge Angelenos to fight back attacks on workers, families, and communities by the Trump Administration."
The court will consider Hawaii's challenge to the revised travel ban. At issue: whether officials can block entry of those from certain Muslim-majority countries.
Immigration attorneys say the Trump administration is ignoring a 2017 federal report that calls for improvements to the immigration court system.
Since taking office, President Trump has dramatically cut refugee admissions. In one of the latest developments, Iranian refugees who were stranded in Austria en route to the U.S. are suing.
The move to legalize vendors, more than four years in the making, got City Council approval. It does not include a controversial provision that would have given nearby brick-and-mortar business owners the power to veto vendor licenses.
More than 2,000 immigrants, mostly Japanese but also Italian and German, were held there before many were sent to internment camps during WWII. Advocates for the designation want the historic monument to eventually extend into an oak grove, where the buildings actually stood.
A street vendor arrested in San Bernardino County for selling corn without a license now faces deportation. She was held for six months before an immigration judge ordered her release on $1,500 bail.
Southern California is a hub for substance abuse treatment facilities. It’s a lucrative industry – and this has led to unsavory practices, patient advocates say.
The dinner is free. But the guests need to come ready to get real about a topic that makes most people very uncomfortable: race and racism. It's a conversation that will take place 100 times over five days later this month all over Los Angeles.
It's a spring fling with summerlike temperatures in Southern California on Monday.
On Easter, Trump tweeted "NO MORE DACA DEAL." So what's the status of people currently protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals?
More than 1,200 refugees from Iran were resettled in Glendale in the last full fiscal year of the Obama administration. In the past six months, the number is 10.
Other cities could follow Los Alamitos' lead as it seeks to opt out of the state law that restricts police cooperation with immigration agents. But the issue could wind up in the courts.
The decision comes as the Trump administration slams state and local polices in California that limit police cooperation with immigration agents.