Josie Huang Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter

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Josie Huang is an Immigration and Emerging Communities Reporter for KPCC. Prior to that, she produced and reported for the station's Take Two and The Madeleine Brand Show.

Huang came to KPCC from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, where she was a reporter and co-host of the evening drive-time news show. Before that, she reported for the Portland (Me.) Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and The Republican newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts. Assignments have taken her to Central America’s largest dump, a coastal Mississippi town recovering from Hurricane Katrina and the US-Canada border, which American seniors were crossing to buy cheaper prescription drugs.

Huang grew up in Maryland and Taiwan and went to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. She's happy to be near relatives, great cuisine and stand-up comedy venues.


Stories by Josie Huang

In immigration news: Arizona policies in court, Obamacare coverage, driver's licenses

Obama administration to weigh in Arizona immigration policies in court. Advocates say immigrants weren't given proper warning they could lose Obamacare coverage. N.J. Gov. Christie asked to allow driver's licenses for immigrants in country illegally.

Immigrants without legal status able to apply for professional licenses in CA

A new California law requires that, no later than 2016, about 40 state boards must consider applicants, even if they lack legal immigration status.

Sears project stirs gentrification talk in Boyle Heights

A plan to turn the historic Sears building into a mixed-use space has created concerns about gentrification. But some say that Boyle Heights will be more resistant to change than other neighborhoods.

California DMV hiring 900 to serve immigrant drivers

The DMV is also opening four new processing centers and putting employees through diversity training.

California DMV moving forward with immigrant driver's licenses

California DMV moves forward with immigrant driver's licenses, after feds approve design changes

Not just for adults: 80 kids take citizenship oath

Children become eligible for naturalization if their foreign-born parents naturalize, or if they've been adopted by Americans.

LA joins NYC, Chicago in push to naturalize permanent residents

A new campaign encourages LA's estimated 390,000 legal permanent residents to seek citizenship.

In immigration news: Migrant child trauma, fewer border deaths, workplace exploitation

Migrant children face continuing trauma as young adults. Border Patrol reports fewer migrant deaths despite increased illegal crossings. Researchers say immigrant women are more vulnerable to workplace exploitation.

Growing up Nisei: The social clubs of Japanese-American girls

Thousands of second-generation Japanese-American girls joined L.A.-area clubs in the 1930s to play sports, do community service and, unofficially, meet boys.

In immigration news: Deportations down, church sanctuaries, migrant influx at schools

Deportations have been down over the last year. Churches offering up sanctuary to immigrants. Schools across the country struggle with influx of migrant children.

Coachella Valley High settles on new 'Mighty Arabs' mascot

The high school has officially replaced a controversial 'Arab' caricature that offended Arab-Americans.

Reports of anti-South Asian bias, violence higher in California

A civil rights group found that hostilities against South Asians, as well as Arabs and Muslims, were higher in California and New York.

In immigration news: Reform on backburner, Latinos sour on Obama, midterm elections

Poll shows diminishing support for immigration reform. Latino voters less fond of Obama performance. Colorado Democrats may struggle in midterm elections.

Activists regroup after Obama postpones immigration action

Activists say they will focus on strengthening Latino electoral might and pressuring Obama to take broad executive action.

Chinese home builders cross over into SoCal

Landsea Group said it's investing $1 billion in the U.S. housing market. In California, it is building a community for nearly 200 households in Simi Valley.