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Hansi Lo Wang

Correspondent, National Desk

Hansi Lo Wang (he/him) is a national correspondent for NPR based in New York City. He reports on the people, power and money behind the 2020 census.

Wang received the American Statistical Association's Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award for covering the Census Bureau and the Trump administration's push for a citizenship question.

His reporting has also earned awards from the Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, and Native American Journalists Association.

Since joining NPR in 2010 as a Kroc Fellow, he has reported on race and ethnicity for Code Switch and worked on Weekend Edition as a production assistant.

As a student at Swarthmore College, he worked on a weekly podcast about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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U.S. Census Bureau worker Jennifer Pope wears a face covering at a walk-up counting site in Greenville, Texas, on July 31. The bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a month sooner than previously announced, the bureau's director confirmed Monday. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month

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Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, wearing a face covering printed with the words "2020 Census," faced questions from lawmakers Wednesday on plans for finishing the count. NPR has learned the bureau recently decided to end door knocking on Sept. 30, increasing the risk of an undercount. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Census Door Knocking Cut A Month Short Amid Pressure To Finish Count

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced a coronavirus relief proposal on Monday that did not include any provisions to extend legal deadlines for the 2020 census as the Census Bureau has requested. Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April 2019 to protest against the Trump administration's efforts to add the now-blocked citizenship question to the 2020 census. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Trump Wants To Change Who Counts For Dividing Up Congress' Seats

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President Trump departs a July 2019 press conference on the census with U.S. Attorney General William Barr (center) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in the White House Rose Garden. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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With No Final Say, Trump Wants To Change Who Counts For Dividing Up Congress' Seats

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Census Bureau workers are set to start making in-person visits on July 30 to households that have not yet filled out a 2020 census form in Hawaii, North Dakota, Puerto Rico and certain other areas of the country. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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4 States Agree To Share Residents' ID Information With The Trump Administration

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Iowa, Nebraska, South Carolina and South Dakota have agreed to share their state driver's license and state ID records with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of efforts to carry out an executive order for citizenship data that President Trump announced in July 2019 with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (left) and U.S. Attorney General William Barr in the White House Rose Garden. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Arriving travelers walk by a COVID-19 travel advisory sign in the baggage claim area at New York City's LaGuardia Airport. New York state is requiring travelers from states on its quarantine list to show proof that they've completed a form with their contact information. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Starting July 23, the Census Bureau says door knockers will make in-person visits to households that have not yet filled out a 2020 census form in parts of Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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After delaying sending out door knockers because of the pandemic, the Census Bureau announced the first six areas of the U.S. where unresponsive households are set to get in-person visits starting July 16. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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