Josie Huang


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Josie Huang reports on Asian American communities for KPCC. She previously covered housing and immigration for the station. She grew up in Taiwan and Maryland, and worked in public radio and newspapers in New England before joining KPCC in 2012.

Stories by Josie Huang

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.

In immigration news: Applying for immigration action, ICE lawsuit, diverse books, and more

The head of USCIS says immigrants can start applying for immigration action as early as February. Workshops on executive action crop up around the country. "We Need Diverse Books" campaign includes children's lit on immigration.

DMV trains 900 new hires to handle immigrant licensing surge

The agency must finish training employees before AB 60 takes effect next month, making driver's licenses available to Calif. residents, regardless of legal status.

Pasadena church welcomes home couple freed from Qatar

Matthew and Grace Huang chose to make their first public U.S. appearance at Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena.

Before Koreatown: The origins of Korean migration to LA

Koreatown made its name as an ethnic enclave in Los Angeles during the 1970's; but Korean immigrants began arriving in the city much earlier.

LA millennials: Bilingual, for the most part

Nearly 58 percent of millennials in metropolitan L.A. speak a language other than English, latest Census numbers show.