Josie Huang

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Josie Huang reports on religion, international affairs and diaspora for KPCC. She previously covered housing issues 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 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.

Vaping lounges offer refuge from LA's new e-cigarette ban

As the new ban on use e-cigarettes goes into effect, retailers are carving out spaces where enthusiasts can legally partake of the practice.

Coachella 2014: Locals left out when world comes to party

Indio's teens grew up with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, now in its 15th year. That comes with perks and drawbacks.

Student loan plan for 'Dreamers' at UC, Cal State advances

Under a proposal backed by UC president Janet Napolitano, students brought to the country illegally as children could secure loans through California's public universities.

Why some Asian-Americans skip elections: 'too busy'

More than a third of Asian Americans who didn't vote in 2010 said they were too busy or had a conflicting work or school schedule, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.

SCA 5: Asian-American lawmakers face fallout from affirmative action debate

SCA 5 has cost Ted Lieu, D-Torrance endorsements in his bid to become a Congress member. And it may have killed a bill sponsored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi — on a topic completey unrelated: low-emission vehicles.