Josie Huang covers immigration and immigrant communities for KPCC in Los Angeles.
Huang came to KPCC from the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, where she was a reporter and co-host of the evening drive-time news show.
She covered health care for the Portland (Me.) Press Herald/MaineSunday Telegram and before that worked at The Republican in Springfield, Mass. She’s reported from Honduras, Guatemala and coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina.
Development & Education
Undocumented immigrants in California now have a privilege most Americans have: the right to apply for a drivers' license.
Arts, Culture & Media
In the years around World War II, exclusion and racial prejudice led Japanese American girls to form hundreds of social clubs to get through the tough times — and have fun. And almost 70 years later, their bonds are just as strong as ever.
Conflict & Justice
The immigration debate often centers on people from Latin America, but many undocumented immigrants are Asian. Yet Asian communities are seeking out help and enrolling in a government anti-deportation program at much lower rates than Latinos, thanks to stigma over being undocumented.
It's rare to see an Asian gun club. Most gun owners in the US are white males. Yet Filipino immigrants in the Norco Running Gun Club of California say guns are part of Filipino culture, and part of the intertwined history of the Philippines and the US.
Business, Economics and Jobs
When most people hear about Anaheim, California, they think Disneyland. But just miles away there's a neighborhood where many Arab Americans flock to for products and services normally found only in the Middle East. Local community organizers want to brand the area "Little Arabia," but not everyone is on board.