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: Tenn. joins multi-state lawsuit, Arpaio lawsuit, church as sanctuary

Tennessee becomes the 25th state to sue over executive action. Sheriff Arpaio's lawsuit against Obama appears to gain little traction. A Philadelphia immigrant hides from deportation order in local church.

Sikh Americans tell their story with first-ever Rose Parade float

The float's centerpiece is a replica of Stockton's Sikh temple, built in 1912. "The first Sikh turbaned pilot will be waving at you," said supporter Bhajneet Singh.

Lawsuit filed over immigrant driver's license data

Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver's license databases to track down people for deportation.

OC school district to offer Calif.'s 1st Vietnamese-English immersion program

The Westminster School District is about 40 percent Vietnamese and will be the first in the state to launch the special program.

Sony hack, 'Exodus' heighten calls for diversity in Hollywood

Top filmmakers and studio heads were accused of minimizing, ignoring, entertainers of color.

1,300 in LA seek help on immigration action

The Coalition for Humane Immigration Reform of Los Angeles told immigrants that they could start applying as early as February and to start getting documents in order.

In immigration news: Applying for immigration action, ICE lawsuit, diverse books, and more

The head of USCIS says immigrants can start applying for immigration action as early as February. Workshops on executive action crop up around the country. "We Need Diverse Books" campaign includes children's lit on immigration.

DMV trains 900 new hires to handle immigrant licensing surge

The agency must finish training employees before AB 60 takes effect next month, making driver's licenses available to Calif. residents, regardless of legal status.

Pasadena church welcomes home couple freed from Qatar

Matthew and Grace Huang chose to make their first public U.S. appearance at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena.

Before Koreatown: The origins of Korean migration to LA

Koreatown made its name as an ethnic enclave in Los Angeles during the 1970's; but Korean immigrants began arriving in the city much earlier.

LA millennials: Bilingual, for the most part

Nearly 58 percent of millennials in metropolitan L.A. speak a language other than English, latest Census numbers show.

LA couple free to leave Qatar after acquittal in death of adopted daughter

Sec. of State Kerry said the travel ban has been lifted on Matthew and Grace Huang, and the couple will not be subject to future court action.

Update: Couple held in Qatar since daughter's death stopped again

A Qatari court cleared Matt and Grace Huang of charges linked to their adopted daughter's death. But the couple is still under a travel ban.

Microcredit expands for LA entrepreneurs

Microlender Grameen plans to provide $650 million in loans to 90,000 low income women in Los Angeles County. But will it be enough to lift them out of poverty?

Immigation reform: Waits for family visas drag on

The backlog of people waiting to come to the U.S. to reunite with relatives on family visas disproportionately affects Asians and Pacific Islanders.