Josie Huang

Correspondent

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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

Sears project stirs gentrification talk in Boyle Heights

A plan to turn the historic Sears building into a mixed-use space has created concerns about gentrification. But some say that Boyle Heights will be more resistant to change than other neighborhoods.

California DMV hiring 900 to serve immigrant drivers

The DMV is also opening four new processing centers and putting employees through diversity training.

California DMV moving forward with immigrant driver's licenses

California DMV moves forward with immigrant driver's licenses, after feds approve design changes

Not just for adults: 80 kids take citizenship oath

Children become eligible for naturalization if their foreign-born parents naturalize, or if they've been adopted by Americans.

LA joins NYC, Chicago in push to naturalize permanent residents

A new campaign encourages LA's estimated 390,000 legal permanent residents to seek citizenship.

In immigration news: Migrant child trauma, fewer border deaths, workplace exploitation

Migrant children face continuing trauma as young adults. Border Patrol reports fewer migrant deaths despite increased illegal crossings. Researchers say immigrant women are more vulnerable to workplace exploitation.

Growing up Nisei: The social clubs of Japanese-American girls

Thousands of second-generation Japanese-American girls joined L.A.-area clubs in the 1930s to play sports, do community service and, unofficially, meet boys.

In immigration news: Deportations down, church sanctuaries, migrant influx at schools

Deportations have been down over the last year. Churches offering up sanctuary to immigrants. Schools across the country struggle with influx of migrant children.

Coachella Valley High settles on new 'Mighty Arabs' mascot

The high school has officially replaced a controversial 'Arab' caricature that offended Arab-Americans.

Reports of anti-South Asian bias, violence higher in California

A civil rights group found that hostilities against South Asians, as well as Arabs and Muslims, were higher in California and New York.

In immigration news: Reform on backburner, Latinos sour on Obama, midterm elections

Poll shows diminishing support for immigration reform. Latino voters less fond of Obama performance. Colorado Democrats may struggle in midterm elections.

Activists regroup after Obama postpones immigration action

Activists say they will focus on strengthening Latino electoral might and pressuring Obama to take broad executive action.

Chinese home builders cross over into SoCal

Landsea Group said it's investing $1 billion in the U.S. housing market. In California, it is building a community for nearly 200 households in Simi Valley.

Little Tokyo workers join growing numbers claiming 'wage theft'

Thirteen workers at a Little Tokyo restaurant have filed claims with the state that they've been cheated out of wages.

In immigration news: Executive order in question, license lawsuit, Latino voters

White House admits executive order might be delayed. Fight in Nebraska over granting driver's licenses to DACA recipients. Presidential prospects court Latino voters.