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

'Tyrant': Are there any positive media portrayals of Arabs? (updated)

When FX announced it would air a series about a Middle Eastern family called "Tyrant," some wondered how the network would carry it off. The verdict after last night's premiere? Not good.

DMV begins hearings on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses

The California DMV will take public comment Tuesday in Los Angeles on the documents required to prove identity and state residency for the new licenses.

In immigration news: McCarthy's district, cartel smugglers, Prop. 187, more

Kevin Mcarthy's district debates his role in immigration. Smugglers within drug cartels lead minors to the border. Erasing Prop 187 from the books.

Can Kevin McCarthy make a difference on immigration reform?

Immigrant rights groups are looking for McCarthy to move a bill in the coming weeks. Skeptics say he's powerless against an unyielding GOP base.

In immigration news: Stepped-up deportation, Honduras' First Lady, family reunions gone awry

U.S. Plans to Step Up Detention and Deportation of Migrants - New York Times The Obama administration its trying to stem the tide of immigrants crossing the border by trying by opening more detention facilities and speeding up deportations.

Feds award $3.5M to help LA-area ex-offenders re-enter society

The U.S. Department of Labor has given two local community groups $3.5 million to help former prison inmates and juvenile offenders re-enter the job market.

Driver's licenses too costly for immigrants under proposed regs, advocates say

One way to prove identity is to produce a consular ID card and a foreign passport. Immigrants say the cost — about $128 – is too much.

World Cup in LA: How second-generation Korean-Americans choose a team

Many second-generation soccer fans root for Korea for ethnic pride and to connect with their culture, but some say it doesn't matter if Korea wins.

In immigration news: Demanding executive action, World Cup talent, a "guardian angel" in Ohio, more

In immigration news: Demanding executive action, World Cup talent, a "guardian angel" in Ohio

California not alone in Latino population surge

Latino populations in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado are all returning to levels not seen in more than a century, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

In immigration news: GOP's next move, ME governor blocks aid, Pittsburgh puts out welcome mat

What next for the GOP, Maine governor blocks general assistance for immigrants in the country illegally, Pittsburgh tries to attract "new Americans," and more

In immigration news: Post-Cantor loss, alleged Border Patrol abuse, driver's licenses

Immigration Reform Activists Pressure Obama After Cantor Loss - Reuters Immigration activists are voicing plans to shift their focus entirely to the White House after U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss.

World Cup in LA: Croatian-Americans rally around Balkan nation in San Pedro

In the first of our series looking at L.A.'s communities through the lens of the World Cup, KPCC visits fans of underdog Croatia as it goes up against top-ranked Brazil.

Advocates charge Border Patrol with abusing 'unaccompanied minors'

The Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project has joined a complaint accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection for abusing migrant children who've crossed illegally into the U.S.

DMV pushes plan for immigrant driver's license, despite federal reproach

In May, federal officials told California that its proposed driver's license for immigrants in the country illegally had a major design flaw: it looked too much like a regular license.