Painter and sculptor Nancy Uyemura

LA’s Little Tokyo is gentrifying and pushing out some of the city’s most prominent artists


A tight community of artists in LA are pushing back against rising rents. But they worry they may lose the battle.

Ahmet Ustunel paddles his kayak solo

New technology to help ‘The Blind Captain’ kayak across the Bosphorus in a solo journey

Wild horses.

The trouble with managing America’s wild horses

Rapid response training

US immigration arrests rise — and neighbors sign up to witness ICE operations

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Erick Silva Palacios

Young, undocumented and trying to ‘keep my sanity’

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In Mexico City, a grandmother, who has not seen her relatives living in the US for nearly two decades, “visits” them through a virtual reality video made by the Family Reunions Project.

Homesick? Two immigrant entrepreneurs are creating virtual reunions.


The Family Reunions Project goes beyond seeing photos on Facebook or calling relatives over Skype. But the project’s creators were not prepared for how people would react when they put on goggles and “visited” home.

Luis Duarte, second from right, who is now caring for his three younger siblings after his parents, originally from Mexico, were detained by US immigration agents

What happens when mom and dad face deportation


While their parents fight deportation, these siblings in San Diego have turned to social media to raise money to help shoulder the costs of running the household.

LettuceBot in the field

No farm workers? How about a robot.


“The handwriting is already up and down the wall that we’ll never have the labor force that we had before,” says one farm owner from a part of California where some farms are using robots to help work the crops.

Saber Askar in East Porterville, California

For one Yemeni American, the long wait to bring his family to safety


“They make me bleed inside every time I talk to them,” says Saber Askar, a US citizen from Yemen, with family still in the war-torn country. “I don’t know what to do. Every time I call, I’m afraid they’re not going to answer anymore.”


US law students, driven by their own family stories, are helping asylum-seekers


At the University of California, Davis, law students take on immigrant cases, with guidance, and double as cultural navigators too.