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

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.

In immigration news: Murietta's mayor, media campaign, GOP tensions, more

The mayor of Murrieta, Calif., says he didn't ignite the anti-immigrant protests, US Customs and Border Protection launches a $1 million media campaign in Central America, and why isn't Texas bluer?

So the US is out of the World Cup. Who do you root for now?

Interest in the World Cup — and TV ratings — have reached record levels among Americans, and fans aren’t dropping out just because the U.S. has.

Their program under attack, Dreamers lash back

Dreamers say Republicans are wrongly blaming the crisis of unaccompanied child migrants on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

World Cup: Germany beats US 1-0; both teams advance

Close to 700 people watched the U.S.-Germany game at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, where Germany emerged victorious — but both teams are set to move on to the next round.

'Tyrant': Are there any positive media portrayals of Arabs? (updated)

When FX announced it would air a series about a Middle Eastern family called "Tyrant," some wondered how the network would carry it off. The verdict after last night's premiere? Not good.

DMV begins hearings on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses

The California DMV will take public comment Tuesday in Los Angeles on the documents required to prove identity and state residency for the new licenses.

In immigration news: McCarthy's district, cartel smugglers, Prop. 187, more

Kevin Mcarthy's district debates his role in immigration. Smugglers within drug cartels lead minors to the border. Erasing Prop 187 from the books.

Can Kevin McCarthy make a difference on immigration reform?

Immigrant rights groups are looking for McCarthy to move a bill in the coming weeks. Skeptics say he's powerless against an unyielding GOP base.

In immigration news: Stepped-up deportation, Honduras' First Lady, family reunions gone awry

U.S. Plans to Step Up Detention and Deportation of Migrants - New York Times The Obama administration its trying to stem the tide of immigrants crossing the border by trying by opening more detention facilities and speeding up deportations.

Feds award $3.5M to help LA-area ex-offenders re-enter society

The U.S. Department of Labor has given two local community groups $3.5 million to help former prison inmates and juvenile offenders re-enter the job market.