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Hansi Lo Wang

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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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Weeks before the 1980 census officially began, the Federation for American Immigration Reform launched its campaign to exclude unauthorized immigrants from population counts that, according to the Constitution, must include the "whole number of persons in each state." Ernie Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A census supporter holds up a sign during a 2020 rally in New York City. Gabriele Holtermann-Gorden/Sipa USA via Reuters hide caption

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6-Month Delay In Census Redistricting Data Could Throw Elections Into Chaos

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A U.S. census worker sits in the plaza of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in September. The Census Bureau announced Wednesday that the first results of the 2020 census are expected to be released by April 30. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo appears through video conferencing Tuesday during a Senate hearing for her nomination as the secretary for the Commerce Department, which oversees the U.S. Census Bureau. Jonathan Ernst/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Legal fights over the use of census data brought protesters to the Supreme Court in 2019. Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters hold signs at a rally about the 2020 census in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019. President-elect Joe Biden has revoked the Trump administration's policy of excluding unauthorized immigrants from population numbers used to reallocate congressional seats and Electoral College votes. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images hide caption

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Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, a Trump appointee who wore a "2020 Census" mask while swearing in to testify before a congressional hearing last year, is set to leave on Jan. 20, months before his term ends on Dec. 31. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A demonstrator holds a sign about the U.S. census outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in 2019. The Census Bureau has stopped all work on President Trump's directive to produce a count of unauthorized immigrants that could be subtracted from a key set of census numbers, NPR has learned. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Census Bureau Stops Work On Trump's Request For Unauthorized Immigrant Count

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U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, a Trump appointee, wants employees at the bureau to make producing a data report about noncitizens "a number one priority" in the final days of the Trump administration, the Commerce Department Office of Inspector General says. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo was named Thursday as President-elect Joe Biden's intended nominee for secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau. Jonathan Wiggs/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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A demonstrator hands out a sign about the 2020 census outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in 2019. The Census Bureau is projecting the first set of census numbers won't be ready until February, Trump administration attorneys told a federal judge on Monday. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham holds up his mask with the words "2020 Census" as he testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the census in July. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Census Missed Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For House Seats

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A Delay In Census Results Would Hinder States' Redistricting Efforts

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