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

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.

Snag over immigrant driver's licenses troubles would-be applicants

A DMV official said the agency is in regular contact with the Department of Homeland Security to resolve the disagreement over the license's design, sometimes on a daily basis.

In immigration news: Candidate becomes "Cesar Chavez," state population change, Catholics for reform

Ex-GOP Candidate Changes Name to Cesar Chavez for House Race in Majority Hispanic District - Slate A Congressional candidate in a largely-Latino district in Arizona has changed his name from Scott Fistler to that of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez.

In immigration news: Sweeps in Milwaukee, San Diego County stops holds, books for migrant workers, more

San Diego County won't heed immigration holds - Associated Press The Sheriff's Department in California's second most-populous county will no longer hold people in jail just because federal authorities have an "immigration interest.

Boyle Heights real estate flier stokes gentrification fears

A flier advertising a bike tour for potential homebuyers in Boyle Heights dredges up concerns that long-time residents will be displaced.

Local Thai greet military coup with calm, approval

Some 30,000 Thai live in LA County. Some say they are feeling calm because the coup's been bloodless so far and has been billed as a way to stem political unrest that's rocked the country for the last six months.