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

SCA 5: A political coming-of-age story for Chinese-Americans

The SCA 5 episode demonstrates that Chinese-Americans, despite the majority being foreign-born, have reached a level of political maturity where they can marshal forces statewide quickly, and deftly apply political pressure.

In Immigration news: Dozens found in stash house, Piolin's extortion claims rejected, Silicon Valley's lack of diversity

Five will face federal charges in Pearland stash house - Houston Chronicle More than 110 people were found imprisoned in a squalid stash house, apparently pending payment to the smugglers who brought them to the US.

In immigration news: Latinos as California's biggest demographic, war heroes recognized, low insurance uptake

24 Latino and Jewish veterans, 6 from Southern California, awarded Medal of Honor - Southern California Public Radio The veterans will be recognized in a ceremony in Washington DC Tuesday.

Affirmative action bill SCA 5 'dead for the year'

A legislative plan to ask California voters whether they want affirmative action reinstated at public universities is not going forward this year.

In immigration news: 'Bring Them Home' protest, in-state tuition, trailer for 'Documented,' and more

Obama Orders Immigration Enforcement Review Amid Pressure - Bloomberg Coming under harsh criticism for a record number of deportations under his administration, President Obama has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to review its immigration policy and see if there are ways to make it more humane.

'Clergy Academy' trains recruits on mental health

Some immigrants may forego treatment for depression and other mental health issues and instead seek help from a clergy member.

Complicated relationship: Asian-Americans and affirmative action

A legislative proposal to reintroduce affirmative action to California's public universities has some elicited a range of reactions from Asian-American students.

In immigration news: Hunger strike at detention center, activists crisscross country, gay immigrant fears deportation

Migrant detainees at Washington state centre continue protesting conditions - The Guardian The hunger strike at a privately-run immigration detention center in Tacoma, Wash. facility keeps going, but with dwindling numbers.

Affirmative action amendment has some Asian-Americans furious

In the last month, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action at California’s public universities has inflamed some Asian-American groups unlike any recent issue.

In Immigration News: Obama TV appearance goes awry, a new, tougher strategy for reform, Latinos as 'Reagan Democrats'

TV appearance shows immigration hurting Obama among Hispanics - Washington Post A televised event the President intended to promote Obamacare among Latinos backfired on him, when the hosts of Telemundo and Univision grilled him on immigration.

In Vietnamese nail salons, a push to breathe easier

California Healthy Nail Salons Collaborative is a nonprofit program working to improve health conditions at manicure shops, the vast majority of which are run by Vietnamese immigrants.

SoCal Ukrainians divided over future of home country

Ukrainian-Americans disagree over the role Russia should have in the southern peninsula of Crimea, or the rest of the country.

Oscars 2014: Women, minorities changing the look of the Academy — slowly

The vast majority of Academy members are white, male and over 60. But an effort is underway to include more women and people of color.

In Immigration News: Meet Gov. Brewer, pregnant moms without papers, pathway to legal status

Pew finds broad support for immigrants - Politico A new poll released by the Pew Research Center Thursday shows that 73 percent of Americans back a path to legal status (including 64 percent of Republicans.

UCLA, USC students band together after racist fliers hit campuses

More than 120 UCLA and USC students attended a town hall meeting Thursday night to discuss racist, sexist fliers sent to each school.