Josie Huang

Asian American Communities Correspondent

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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

DMV releases pass/fail rates for those seeking Calif. immigrant driver's licenses (Updated)

55 percent of immigrant driver applicants failed the written test on Day 1 — a slightly higher rate than the general population.

Hundreds of LA Muslims honor Dr. Maher Hathout at memorial

The prominent American Muslim leader and interfaith activist was remembered by friends, family as a progressive visionary.

Thousands of immigrant drivers seek licenses on first day of new law

The DMV has hired more than 900 employees and opened four new processing centers to handle the surge in applicants.

Calif. to offer low-cost insurance to new immigrant drivers

New immigrant drivers may qualify for state-sponsored discounted insurance coverage even though they have no official record of being on the road.

In immigration news: Obama's year-end take, organ transplants, farm labor, and more

Obama looks back at his executive action on immigration. Illinois to provide kidney transplants to immigrants without legal status. California growers worry that labor will get worse.

LA's Kwanzaa celebration addresses recent police shootings

Some 100 people paraded down Crenshaw Boulevard to Leimert Park, bearing signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and "We Can't Breathe."

In immigration news: Executive action hiring, CA to driver's issue licenses, deportations to Cuba, and more

US Agency Hiring 1000 After Obama's Immigration Order - New York Times U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has hired 1,000 new employees who will process applications for the millions expected to benefit under the president's executive action.

Low gas prices expected to fuel record SoCal holiday travel

More than 7.5 million Southern Californians are expected to travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 4 - that's up more than 3 percent over 2013, according to AAA.

In immigration news: Ankle bracelets, Arpaio lawsuit fails, border surge continues

Immigration authorities try out ankle bracelets on immigrants caught crossing the border. A US district judge throws out Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawsuit against Obama. The flow in Central American migrant families rises again.

In immigration news: Tenn. joins multi-state lawsuit, Arpaio lawsuit, church as sanctuary

Tennessee becomes the 25th state to sue over executive action. Sheriff Arpaio's lawsuit against Obama appears to gain little traction. A Philadelphia immigrant hides from deportation order in local church.

Sikh Americans tell their story with first-ever Rose Parade float

The float's centerpiece is a replica of Stockton's Sikh temple, built in 1912. "The first Sikh turbaned pilot will be waving at you," said supporter Bhajneet Singh.

Lawsuit filed over immigrant driver's license data

Immigrant advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday over concerns that federal immigration agents could use state driver's license databases to track down people for deportation.

OC school district to offer Calif.'s 1st Vietnamese-English immersion program

The Westminster School District is about 40 percent Vietnamese and will be the first in the state to launch the special program.

Sony hack, 'Exodus' heighten calls for diversity in Hollywood

Top filmmakers and studio heads were accused of minimizing, ignoring, entertainers of color.

1,300 in LA seek help on immigration action

The Coalition for Humane Immigration Reform of Los Angeles told immigrants that they could start applying as early as February and to start getting documents in order.