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Asian American Communities Correspondent
More Asian Americans live in L.A. County than any other county in the U.S. The communities are varied and complex and often invisible in the mainstream media. I tell the stories of recent immigrants and families who have been here for generations to answer the question: How do you navigate the intersection of being Asian and American and what impact does that have on L.A.’s future?
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Stories by Josie Huang
Immigrants from Southeast Asia and China have settled in and around Chinatown for more than 150 years. But over the last decade, gentrification has been squeezing some of them out.
L.A.'s Chinatown has long drawn newcomers from China and Southeast Asia. In recent years, gentrification has been squeezing some of these immigrants out.
Today, federal judge Dolly Gee blocked a proposed new rule by the Trump administration that would permit the indefinite detention of migrant children with their families.
The Trump administration has proposed capping the number of refugees to be admitted in the coming year to 18,000 -- a historic low.
California has set a goal of going carbon-neutral by 2045.
This morning, the California State Legislature passed AB 1393, which promotes the teaching of Laotian history and culture in public schools.
Air quality in parts of the San Gabriel Valley is some of the worst in Los Angeles County. Now local environmentalists with the Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement are turning to residents for help.
This past weekend, hundreds marched in Santa Monica in solidarity with protesters in Hong Kong. It’s been 20 weeks since Hong Kongers began their fight against a bill they say would cede too much power to China.
A statue. School curriculum. A musical.
World War II ended nearly 75 years ago. But the memory of what happened to tens of thousands of Korean women during the war is still raw for many. "Comfort women," as they were euphemistically called, were forced to work at brothels serving the Japanese military.
Some votes have yet to be counted, but today the Los Angeles City Council recognized John Lee as councilman-elect for the district covering northwestern San Fernando Valley. Lee would be only the third Asian American ever elected to council.
Today the Trump administration announced a rule that aims to make it harder for immigrants who use public services to get a green card.
The Korean American National Museum is on pace to break ground next year on the corner of Vermont and Sixth.
In recent months, the state has been accepting applications from regular Californians to join a commission that redraws voting maps. But the applicant pool has been disproportionately white and male.
The Trump administration says it’s ending a program designed to reunite Filipino World War II veterans with family. Their advocates say the policy change will be deeply felt in LA, home to the country’s largest Filipino American community.