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: 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.

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.