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: School bias, GOP pro-reform candidate wins, driver's licenses

This Southern Republican Backed Immigration Reform and Lived to Tell About It - Daily Beast Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers easily fended off a primary challenger in North Carolina despite her support for comprehensive immigration reform.

Feds pressured to change ruling on immigrant driver’s licenses

Immigrant advocates are resisting the idea of redesigning the California driver's license for immigrants in the country illegally

Chinese USC students bring special skills to local governments

The Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment works with USC to find internships for international students that takes advantage of their language and cultural skills.

California Latinos win backing of Eva Longoria's PAC

The Latino Victory Project launched by the actress/activist with fundraiser Henry Muñoz is trying to get more Democrats elected to office.

At the border, 'zero-tolerance' leads to more deportations

A new report shows that immigration laws are not administered the same throughout the country, with enforcement applied more bluntly at the border.

Donald Sterling fallout: Sponsors flee the Clippers

State Farm, Car Max and Virgin America are among companies dropping the Clippers after owner Donald Sterling's alleged racial tirade was caught on an audio recording.

Amid criticisms, Herbalife honored as top business for Latinos

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles said based on the stories of Herbalife distributors, the company offers false financial hopes to working-class Latino immigrants.

In immigration news: DHS watchdog under fire, ‘modest’ deportation changes, preserving ‘The Mission’

Probe: DHS watchdog cozy with officials, altered reports as he sought top job – Washington Post A new report released today by a Congressional oversight panel found that an acting Department of Homeland Security inspector general behaved improperly during his tenure and that "any report generated out of his office would be suspect.

Filipino gun culture has deep roots

In the U.S., the vast majority of gun owners are white and male. At the Norco gun club, the president is a Filipino immigrant and members banter in Tagalog about their firearms.

In immigration news: Republicans for reform, lawyers sue for court access, fitness for diverse neighbors

218: Kinzinger, Schock Plead for Immigration Overhaul - Roll Call Immigration reform may be anathema to Republicans in other states , but not in Illinois. On Tuesday, both Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock had video testimonials where they spoke out for reform played at a pro-immigration event sponsored by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.

Easter celebration on Skid Row attracts thousands of homeless

The Midnight Mission called on a cadre of volunteers to serve holiday brunch to a grateful crowd in downtown L.A.

Vaping lounges offer refuge from LA's new e-cigarette ban

As the new ban on use e-cigarettes goes into effect, retailers are carving out spaces where enthusiasts can legally partake of the practice.

Coachella 2014: Locals left out when world comes to party

Indio's teens grew up with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, now in its 15th year. That comes with perks and drawbacks.

Student loan plan for 'Dreamers' at UC, Cal State advances

Under a proposal backed by UC president Janet Napolitano, students brought to the country illegally as children could secure loans through California's public universities.

Why some Asian-Americans skip elections: 'too busy'

More than a third of Asian Americans who didn't vote in 2010 said they were too busy or had a conflicting work or school schedule, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.