Saul Gonzalez is a producer and reporter with public radio station KCRW in Santa Monica.
Saul Gonzalez is a producer and reporter with public radio station KCRW in Santa Monica. Before that, he was the Los Angeles producer for PBS NewsHour and a contributing correspondent for public television's "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly." For The World, Saul has reported on such topics as the lives of immigrant long-haul truckers, Japanese American artists threatened by gentrification and a bi-national adoption program for aging Tijuana racing dogs.
Nearly 43,000 cases are estimated to have been canceled nationwide. California has seen the most cancellations — about 9,000 — followed by New York with more than 5,100. And immigrants who've waited years for their court date will now have to wait even longer.
If you are an immigrant in the US fighting deportation, what happens inside this building is all-important.
A couple in California crosses the border on a regular basis to give greyhounds a second chance at life.
Jonathan Erland and the visual effects crew that worked on the original "Star Wars" had to build everything from scratch. And afterward, they threw a lot of it in a dumpster, including the models for the original Death Star.
A tight community of artists in LA are pushing back against rising rents. But they worry they may lose the battle.
At 93, Kalman Aron still paints everyday in his apartment in Beverly Hills. If he didn't paint, he says he would "die of boredom."
A once fringe idea, some Californians are now seriously contemplating Calexit.
"We are getting blessings from places we didn’t even anticipate,” says one imam in Los Angeles.
The Republican National Convention (and its anti-immigrant rhetoric) is just one week in the life of Cleveland. After population declines, many people in this city see immigration as key to Cleveland's success.
Magdi Hanna grew up in Egypt, but when he moved here, he found a calling.
As veteran drivers age out, immigrants are stepping in. In California, nearly 50 percent of truck drivers were born outside of the United States.