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: Congress split over migrant children, Jeb Bush's op-ed, con artists target migrant kids' families, American-born gangs, more

Congress divided over deportation of migrant children. Potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush pushes for immigration reform. American-born gangs behind children leaving Central America.

Former 'comfort women' tour SoCal, call attention to WW II sex slavery

Two former 'comfort women' go on a U.S. tour, making their first stop in L.A. to show support for a controversial monument to war-time sex slaves in Glendale.

Banc of California expansion opposed by advocates for minorities, low-income

Community groups want federal regulators to deny Banc of California’s bid to acquire 20 Popular Community Bank branches.

In immigration news: Perry to deploy National Guard, flood of court cases, deferred action

Gov. Rick Perry has ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border. Courts flooded with cases of migrant children. Immigrants renewing deportation deferrals.

Deportation deferrals expiring, immigrants seek to renew status

Deportation deferrals are good for two-years – and starting to expire next month. Immigrants under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals must reapply or lose this special status.

In immigration news: Protests, funding for the border crisis, new GOP demands

Hundreds of anti-illegal immigration protests to take place nationwide Friday and Saturday. Republicans hold back from granting Pres. Obama's $3.7 billion to deal with border crisis. Calls to make it easier to deport more unaccompanied minors.

OC history: Japanese-American site makes 'Most Endangered' list

Three generations of Japanese-Americans lived on the Huntington Beach property with a goldfish farm and the county's first Japanese Presbyterian Church. The current owners wants to demolish those buildings.

In immigration news: Border states, White House leak, hosting unaccompanied children

Residents in border states more likely to see immigration as top issue facing country. A testy public exchange between the White House and MD governor. State leaders consider housing unaccompanied children in their states.

LA #Linsanity: Local Asian-Americans cheer Lakers' trade for Lin

Asian-American point guard Jeremy Lin is expected to attract fans from SoCal's large Asian population. Lakers management calls him "a solid player who will make us a better team."

In immigration news: House bill killed; Adelson teams up with Gates, Buffet; court backlog to lift

House GOP kills last hope for immigration bill. Sheldon Adelson joins forces with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Judges added to ease backlog in immigration courts.

Southern Californians swept up in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

People on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are in the region this summer, visiting family, searching for identity, even getting married.

As Asian-American population grows in OC, so do needs

The number of unemployed Asian Americans countywide jumped 123 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to census numbers.

LAPD won't heed federal immigration hold requests

The Department said Monday it will only honor ICE requests if there has been a judicial determination of probable cause or a warrant from a judicial officer.

In immigration news: Permisos, a new normal in South Texas, advocates plan next steps

Permisos, a new normal in South Texas, advocates plan next steps

How do you say 'paint recycling' in Chinese?

California's public awareness campaign on why pouring leftover paint in the backyard is bad for the environment must be delivered in multiple languages.