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

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.

Little Tokyo workers join growing numbers claiming 'wage theft'

Thirteen workers at a Little Tokyo restaurant have filed claims with the state that they've been cheated out of wages.

In immigration news: Executive order in question, license lawsuit, Latino voters

White House admits executive order might be delayed. Fight in Nebraska over granting driver's licenses to DACA recipients. Presidential prospects court Latino voters.

Glendale's monument to comfort women comes under attack — again

Opponents of the monument to comfort women are appealing a federal judge's decision to dismiss an earlier suit, and have filed a new suit over the statue's plaque.

UC Dreamers to get more financial aid, advisers this fall

Some 2,000 'Dreamers' enrolled at UC schools will find added resources, including more financial aid, advisers and services.

Angelenos press Obama to take broad action on immigration

A town hall downtown L.A. Wednesday drew hundreds, including immigrants rights groups, politicians and law enforcement officials.

Emmys 2014: Little diversity among winners

Top-nominated Orange is the New Black gets shut out. Sofia Vergara's 'diversity' bit gets panned by some viewers.