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

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.

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.