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

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.

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.