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

Michael Bolton, Jared Leto, others lend names to immigration cause

Welcome.us is the brainchild of the people behind the lobbying group FWD.us. But the new non-profit is aimed at softer, positive messaging promoting immigrants' stories.

Gay Angeleno's decades-long odyssey for green card depicted in new film

A new documentary premiering at the L.A. Film Festival tells the story of Australian Anthony Sullivan and American Richard Adams, who pushed immigration officials to recognize their marriage.

In immigration news: 'Documented' opens, diversity visa, computer breakdown

'Documented' profiles award-winning reporter's revelation of illegal status - Southern California Public Radio It's been three years since Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jose Antonio Vargas revealed that he's been living in the US illegally since he came to the country as a 12-year-old.

Orange County first: Latinos lead two largest police departments

Latinos are the top cops in Orange County's two biggest cities: Chief Raul Quezada in Anaheim, and Chief Carlos Rojas in Santa Ana.

In immigration news: School bias, GOP pro-reform candidate wins, driver's licenses

This Southern Republican Backed Immigration Reform and Lived to Tell About It - Daily Beast Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers easily fended off a primary challenger in North Carolina despite her support for comprehensive immigration reform.

Feds pressured to change ruling on immigrant driver’s licenses

Immigrant advocates are resisting the idea of redesigning the California driver's license for immigrants in the country illegally

Chinese USC students bring special skills to local governments

The Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment works with USC to find internships for international students that takes advantage of their language and cultural skills.

California Latinos win backing of Eva Longoria's PAC

The Latino Victory Project launched by the actress/activist with fundraiser Henry Muñoz is trying to get more Democrats elected to office.

At the border, 'zero-tolerance' leads to more deportations

A new report shows that immigration laws are not administered the same throughout the country, with enforcement applied more bluntly at the border.

Donald Sterling fallout: Sponsors flee the Clippers

State Farm, Car Max and Virgin America are among companies dropping the Clippers after owner Donald Sterling's alleged racial tirade was caught on an audio recording.

Amid criticisms, Herbalife honored as top business for Latinos

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles said based on the stories of Herbalife distributors, the company offers false financial hopes to working-class Latino immigrants.

In immigration news: DHS watchdog under fire, ‘modest’ deportation changes, preserving ‘The Mission’

Probe: DHS watchdog cozy with officials, altered reports as he sought top job – Washington Post A new report released today by a Congressional oversight panel found that an acting Department of Homeland Security inspector general behaved improperly during his tenure and that "any report generated out of his office would be suspect.

Filipino gun culture has deep roots

In the U.S., the vast majority of gun owners are white and male. At the Norco gun club, the president is a Filipino immigrant and members banter in Tagalog about their firearms.

In immigration news: Republicans for reform, lawyers sue for court access, fitness for diverse neighbors

218: Kinzinger, Schock Plead for Immigration Overhaul - Roll Call Immigration reform may be anathema to Republicans in other states , but not in Illinois. On Tuesday, both Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock had video testimonials where they spoke out for reform played at a pro-immigration event sponsored by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.

Easter celebration on Skid Row attracts thousands of homeless

The Midnight Mission called on a cadre of volunteers to serve holiday brunch to a grateful crowd in downtown L.A.