Results tagged “Leslie Berestein Rojas”

'It's Going To Be A Herculean Task': Shortened Census Time Stresses Hard-To-Count LA

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it will complete the 2020 census count a month earlier than planned, with the new deadline to end door-knocking and self-response set for September 30, instead of Oct. 31. In-person canvassing doesn't even start in L.A. County until August 11. 

New Trump Rule Targets Poorer Immigrants Who Use Public Benefits. Here's What To Expect In California

What does the rule mean to Californians and Angelenos? We have some answers.

Thousands Of LA Immigrant Families Are No Longer Enrolled In Public Benefits. A Pending Trump Rule Could Be Why

Thousands of L.A.-area kids are no longer enrolled in the CalFresh food stamp program. The program's "child only" category tends to draw families with parents who lack legal status.

Leslie Berestein Rojas, Immigration Reporter

I'm working to deepen your understanding of how immigrants are changing the region and how L.A. changes immigrants.

2020 Presidential Candidates Discuss Immigration At LA Forum

The candidates will address questions from moderators and from invited audience members, including immigrants and activists.

Why The Feds Are Dropping Migrant Families At Bus Stations In The Inland Empire

Officials say more families seeking asylum have strained capacity, and that some are being transferred to California from points east. Bus station drop-offs have become common elsewhere, but advocates say it's the first time they've seen it so close to L.A.

LA's Street Vendors Are Legal Now, But Will They Be Able To Afford It?

Some street vendors who cheered the council's move back in November are now worrying about whether they'll be able to afford the cost of operating legally. Others are upset about new no-vending zones.

Nipsey Hussle's Murder Rattles LA's Tight-Knit Eritrean Community

Being part of L.A.'s small Eritrean community is "like having a second family," said one teenager.

How White Supremacists Are Recruiting Educated 'Normies' Around LA

Hate groups are using softer sounding messages, and don't present like skinheads with swastikas. But experts say it's the "same people, same ideology."

4 Ways To Serve The Community For Cesar Chavez Day

Sí se puede! Monday is officially Cesar Chavez Day.

OC Terminates Contract With Immigration Authorities, Will Stop Housing ICE Detainees

Orange County officials say the decision was not politically motivated and was taken to free up more space for inmates with mental health needs.

How One Refugee Family Finally Got To LA After Years Stuck In Austria

The Christian Armenian refugees were accepted into a U.S. program for persecuted religious minorities, but then President Trump's travel ban, followed by an unexplained denial of their applications, left them stranded in Vienna.

'Are We White?': SoCal's Arab-Americans Debate Which Box To Check On The Census

The U.S. census does not have a way to categorize those of Americans of Arabic, Persian and other Middle Eastern or North African descent. In previous censuses, many have identified as "white."

After Shutdown, It's Hurry Up And Wait In LA's Immigration Court

President Trump wants to speed deportations, but the partial government shutdown worsened the situation in the already-clogged immigration courts.

LA Has About 40 Immigration Judges. Pending Cases: 74,000 And Growing

The case backlog has jumped by nearly 50 percent in the past two years both locally and nationally.

LA's Plan To Make Street Vending Legal Has Been Approved. Here's How It Will Work

The approval came on a 13-0 vote by the City Council on Wednesday. The idea had been working its way through City Hall for years.

More Latinos Voted This Election. Are They Turning The Corner On Turnout?

Researchers say Latinos cast more ballots this time around and their influence is showing.

SoCal Asians Do Not Agree About Harvard's Affirmative Action Case

Trial begins Monday in a lawsuit challenging Harvard's 'race-conscious' admissions program.

A Tale Of Two Friends, Thousands Of Refugees And A Long, Long Wait

Refugee admissions have slowed to a crawl as the Trump administration has lowered the ceiling for entries and imposed other restrictions.

What You Need To Know About The Ruling That Lets Huntington Beach Opt Out Of California's Sanctuary Law

Huntington Beach argued that because it's a charter city, it needn't abide by S.B. 54, the state sanctuary law. An Orange County judge agreed.

Cambodia Town Is Mapping Its Political Future In Long Beach

Vy Sron has only been in the U.S. for five years. the 70-year-old immigrant was taking a civic engagement class in Cambodia Town when she asked: 'How come we don't have a local representative?'

This Teen Separated At The Border Is Finally Reuniting With Her Parents -- After 3 Months Apart

The Trump Administration is under a court order to reunite the migrant families separated under its zero tolerance border policies. Yet even a month after the deadline, children remain in federal shelters. One teen's story reflects in part why it's taking so long.

The Story Of How One Immigrant Family Was Torn Apart, Then Put Back Together Again

She was reunited with her young children, 10 and 12, in late July after more than two months apart. Now, she doesn't know if they can remain in the United States for good.

Chicken Pox Spreads To Even More Immigrant Detainees At Victorville Prison

What started as a few cases of chicken pox among immigrant detainees at the Victorville federal prison has now spread, with as many as half those held there under quarantine.

Separated Families In Southern California: What's Happened, And What Comes Next

The Trump administration has until the end of today to comply with a federal court order to reunite more than 2,500 migrant children ages 5 to 17 with their parents.

She Was Stalked And Attacked In Guatemala And Could Be Sent Back. This Is The Story Of One Local Asylum Seeker

"I could not tolerate what they did to me there," the young mother of three told KPCC/LAist this week, tearing up as she spoke.

Deadline's Up For Separated Families In LA -- But Some Reunions May Take Longer

A federal judge in San Diego said he'll give the government extra time to reunite some families of children under 5 who were separated at the border.