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

Immigrant drivers worry about having the right papers to apply for licenses

California is the biggest state to allow immigrants without legal status to apply for driver’s licenses. But regulators still need to write the rules, and some immigrants are concerned the finalized law might not work as intended.

In Immigration News: A discharge petition, Voting Rights amendment and teens' immigration mural

Proposed Voting Rights Fix May Leave Latinos Vulnerable at Polls - NBC News Last year, the Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Voting Rights Act that required federal supervision of nine states that have a record of discrimination against minorities at the polls.

Dodgers announcer Jaime Jarrin pitches broadband access to Latinos

As the Spanish voice of the LA Dodgers, Jaime Jarrin is known for calling plays . But in a new public service campaign, Jarrin’s the one making the pitch.

Farmers press for action on immigration (Full report)

Drought may be drying up their crops, but farmers in California and beyond say they face as great a threat far from home: inaction on immigration reform.

Republicans on mission to win over Asian-American voters

GOP officials, trying to reclaim a once-dependable voting bloc, recently held an outreach session at Grace Ministries in Fullerton, where some 6,000 Korean-Americans worship.

Report draws picture of California's 'creative economy'

The latest Otis Report on the Creative Economy shows that creative industries contributed nearly 8 percent of the state's Gross State Product in 2012.

The 626 Night Market branches out beyond the San Gabriel Valley

The popular Asian-themed night market will hold events in Orange County and downtown Los Angeles.

College fund will pay for Dreamers to go to Long Beach schools

The scholarship fund co-founded by former Washington Post owner Donald Graham will pay for 1,000 students to go to college

Hollywood's 'The Black List' to scout diverse crop of TV writers

The Black List plans to identify the best writers from "underserved groups" for TBS and TNT.

'America the Beautiful' in Arabic: Coke Super Bowl ad stirs controversy

Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad featuring multilingual "America the Beautiful" is polarizing audiences. Check out the various language versions of the song here.

'Paris By Night,' a bridge between Vietnam and adopted lands

Playing would-be lovers, singers Duy Truong and Huong Thuy sashay on the stage at the Pechanga Casino and Resort, as a full band keeps beat.

Congressman enters fray over monument to Korean comfort women

Rep. Adam Schiff has called on John Kerry to confront the Japanese government about Korean women and others forced into sexual slavery by its military during World War 2.

From bok choy to daikon: Fresh, affordable produce to suit Asian tastes

Subscribers to the Roots C.S.A. receive fresh Asian produce such as daikon and Napa cabbage grown by Asian-American farmers

Anaheim council rejects calling for stop to deportations (updated)

Officials in Orange County's biggest city turned down a proposal to call for a stop to deportations by the Obama administration. Instead, council members reaffirmed their past stated support for comprehensive immigration reform at their meeting.

Bilingual classes gives older immigrants better shot at citizenship

In the civics class she teaches in Koreatown, Theresa Jung speaks in Korean before switching seamlessly to English.