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

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.

Muslim, Jewish leaders join Archbishop on immigration reform

For Catholic Angelenos, the setting for the prayer vigil was a familiar one — the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

In immigration news: surge in Latino healthcare sign-ups, protection from deportation, bilingual classrooms

Immigration Policy Won't Make It Into the Defense Bill, for Now - National Journal Some House Republicans led by California Rep. Jeff Denham have come up with a plan to provide a path to resident status for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children if they join the US military.

LA city council calls for granting Filipinos protection from deportation

The LA City Council voted this week for a resolution that urges the Department of Homeland Security to designate the Philippines for Temporary Protected Status, which allows immigrants to live and work in the US for a finite period of time.

In immigration news: U-Visas and domestic violence, tech industry on comprehensive reform

Activists set out for immigrant detention center in Arizona - Fox News Latino Calling for a stop to deportations, activists have begun a march that will end April 5 at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona.

San Gabriel bans casino tour buses from making pick-ups on city streets

The ordinance, modeled after a similar law in Monterey Park, would restrict the companies to making pickups in private parking lots, and subjecting violators to fines.

In immigration news: Deportation numbers questioned, 'All-Ivy' student, impound moratorium

High deportation figures are misleading - Los Angeles Times Immigration activists have taken to calling President Obama "deporter-in-chief," pointing out that the number of expulsions under his watch is nearing 2 million.

Monterey Park to elderly shoppers: Please don’t take carts home

Worried about blight, the city is expected to approve new rules on shopping carts like requiring signage about unauthorized removal in Chinese, Spanish and English.

In Immigration News: bishops at the border, education gap, unlicensed drivers

Bishops seek immigration reform during border trip - Associated Press Roman Catholic bishops are visiting the U.S-Mexico border today, "for an early morning walk in the desert along the border, followed by a Mass at the fence separating the two countries in southern Arizona.

Immigration officials mount campaign against marriage fraud

Here's the set-up: An American marries a foreigner to help a virtual stranger get a green card.

In immigration news: Disenchanted Latino voters, legacy of Filipino farmworkers, kids' court

Latino voting participation has been growing, but some organizers worry about losing some of those gains because of increasing disenchantment with President Obama. Also, Filipino farmworkers feel overlooked in the new "Cesar Chavez" film.