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 couple free to leave Qatar after acquittal in death of adopted daughter

Sec. of State Kerry said the travel ban has been lifted on Matthew and Grace Huang, and the couple will not be subject to future court action.

Update: Couple held in Qatar since daughter's death stopped again

A Qatari court cleared Matt and Grace Huang of charges linked to their adopted daughter's death. But the couple is still under a travel ban.

Microcredit expands for LA entrepreneurs

Microlender Grameen plans to provide $650 million in loans to 90,000 low income women in Los Angeles County. But will it be enough to lift them out of poverty?

Immigation reform: Waits for family visas drag on

The backlog of people waiting to come to the U.S. to reunite with relatives on family visas disproportionately affects Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Immigration reform: Mexican consulate in LA braces for surge

Consul General Carlos Sada said he wants to add 20 to 30 employees to help Mexican nationals compile the documents they need for protection from deportation.

Immigration reform: Obama to sign executive order; Republicans won't 'stand idle'

A day after announcing he would act to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, President Obama was in Las Vegas to sign the order Friday.

Immigration reform: What Obama's executive action means for California

In California, where 83 percent of unauthorized immigrants are estimated to have lived in the U.S. for five years or more, the effects could be staggering.

LA Catholics get 1st English-language radio station in almost 15 years

The L.A.'s Roman Catholic Archdiocese said the new station will help reach more people, including the English-speaking children of immigrants.

US offers new plan to accept Central American child refugees

Some Central American immigrants who have legal status will be allowed to petition to bring children from their home countries into the United States as refugees.

New China-US visa rules expected to boost LA tourism

The number of Chinese coming to California will double by 2017, according to the nonprofit Visit California. That number is only expected to grow.

In immigration news: Loretta Lynch, church growth, 'coming out' twice, more

Senate Republicans plan to pin Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on immigration; activists predict an executive order could come in mid-December, and more.

To survive, American Legion needs younger veterans

It can be hard to sell the concept of meeting face-to-face to a generation of young veterans who are used to gathering online or playing video games to decompress.

Calif. to offer immigrant drivers multiple ways to prove ID

Applicants who cannot provide an approved passport or consular card will be allowed to present other documents, ranging from birth certificates to mortgage bills.

In immigration news: Executive action, 'fugitive operations,' driver's licenses, more

GOP warns Obama against unilateral action,while immigrants are counting on it.

Typhoon Haiyan: Filipino-Americans keep up relief efforts, 1 year later

Southern California's Filipino-American community, the country's largest, continues to raise funds and plan relief missions for Haiyan survivors