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

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.

Boyle Heights real estate flier stokes gentrification fears

A flier advertising a bike tour for potential homebuyers in Boyle Heights dredges up concerns that long-time residents will be displaced.

Local Thai greet military coup with calm, approval

Some 30,000 Thai live in LA County. Some say they are feeling calm because the coup's been bloodless so far and has been billed as a way to stem political unrest that's rocked the country for the last six months.

Michael Bolton, Jared Leto, others lend names to immigration cause is the brainchild of the people behind the lobbying group But the new non-profit is aimed at softer, positive messaging promoting immigrants' stories.

Gay Angeleno's decades-long odyssey for green card depicted in new film

A new documentary premiering at the L.A. Film Festival tells the story of Australian Anthony Sullivan and American Richard Adams, who pushed immigration officials to recognize their marriage.

In immigration news: 'Documented' opens, diversity visa, computer breakdown

'Documented' profiles award-winning reporter's revelation of illegal status - Southern California Public Radio It's been three years since Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jose Antonio Vargas revealed that he's been living in the US illegally since he came to the country as a 12-year-old.

Orange County first: Latinos lead two largest police departments

Latinos are the top cops in Orange County's two biggest cities: Chief Raul Quezada in Anaheim, and Chief Carlos Rojas in Santa Ana.

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.