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

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.

Driver's licenses too costly for immigrants under proposed regs, advocates say

One way to prove identity is to produce a consular ID card and a foreign passport. Immigrants say the cost — about $128 – is too much.

World Cup in LA: How second-generation Korean-Americans choose a team

Many second-generation soccer fans root for Korea for ethnic pride and to connect with their culture, but some say it doesn't matter if Korea wins.

In immigration news: Demanding executive action, World Cup talent, a "guardian angel" in Ohio, more

In immigration news: Demanding executive action, World Cup talent, a "guardian angel" in Ohio

California not alone in Latino population surge

Latino populations in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado are all returning to levels not seen in more than a century, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

In immigration news: GOP's next move, ME governor blocks aid, Pittsburgh puts out welcome mat

What next for the GOP, Maine governor blocks general assistance for immigrants in the country illegally, Pittsburgh tries to attract "new Americans," and more

In immigration news: Post-Cantor loss, alleged Border Patrol abuse, driver's licenses

Immigration Reform Activists Pressure Obama After Cantor Loss - Reuters Immigration activists are voicing plans to shift their focus entirely to the White House after U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss.

World Cup in LA: Croatian-Americans rally around Balkan nation in San Pedro

In the first of our series looking at L.A.'s communities through the lens of the World Cup, KPCC visits fans of underdog Croatia as it goes up against top-ranked Brazil.

Advocates charge Border Patrol with abusing 'unaccompanied minors'

The Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project has joined a complaint accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection for abusing migrant children who've crossed illegally into the U.S.

DMV pushes plan for immigrant driver's license, despite federal reproach

In May, federal officials told California that its proposed driver's license for immigrants in the country illegally had a major design flaw: it looked too much like a regular license.

Snag over immigrant driver's licenses troubles would-be applicants

A DMV official said the agency is in regular contact with the Department of Homeland Security to resolve the disagreement over the license's design, sometimes on a daily basis.

In immigration news: Candidate becomes "Cesar Chavez," state population change, Catholics for reform

Ex-GOP Candidate Changes Name to Cesar Chavez for House Race in Majority Hispanic District - Slate A Congressional candidate in a largely-Latino district in Arizona has changed his name from Scott Fistler to that of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez.

In immigration news: Sweeps in Milwaukee, San Diego County stops holds, books for migrant workers, more

San Diego County won't heed immigration holds - Associated Press The Sheriff's Department in California's second most-populous county will no longer hold people in jail just because federal authorities have an "immigration interest.