Hansi Lo Wang http://wfpl.org en After Drop, Number Of Immigrants Illegally In U.S. Levels Off http://wfpl.org/post/after-drop-number-immigrants-illegally-us-levels The latest estimate by the Pew Research Center puts the number of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. at 11.7 million.<p>This new number, based on U.S. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:29:15 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 6950 at http://wfpl.org After Drop, Number Of Immigrants Illegally In U.S. Levels Off 50 Years Later, A March On Washington Among Generations http://wfpl.org/post/50-years-later-march-washington-among-generations They came by the beat of drums: grandparents with their grandchildren, community organizers and activists, church members and college students.<p>A slow, early-morning trickle of foot traffic out of the subway and off tour buses grew into a steady stream. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:56:52 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 6599 at http://wfpl.org 50 Years Later, A March On Washington Among Generations Community Leaders Brace For Fallout From Zimmerman Verdict http://wfpl.org/post/community-leaders-brace-fallout-zimmerman-verdict As the nation waits for the jury's verdict on George Zimmerman, community leaders in Florida are in place, prepared for a big public reaction.<p>Government and law enforcement officials say they're hoping for the best with any demonstrations that may come after the verdict. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:13:14 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 6110 at http://wfpl.org Community Leaders Brace For Fallout From Zimmerman Verdict Census Shows Continued Change In America's Racial Makeup http://wfpl.org/post/census-shows-continued-change-americas-racial-makeup Asian-Americans were the fastest-growing racial or ethnic group in America, now comprising almost 19 million people, according to data released Thursday by the Census Bureau.<p>And the state with the fastest-growing Asian population? South Dakota. Home to Mount Rushmore, Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little Town on the Prairie," and now Kharka Khapangi — a Bhutanese refugee who moved from the state of Washington to Sioux Falls, S.D., in 2011.<p>"It's easy to find a job here in South Dakota, so people from other states, they are also moving here," Khapangi said.<br /> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:26:42 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang & NPR Staff 5765 at http://wfpl.org Census Shows Continued Change In America's Racial Makeup Tornado's Survival Rate 'Not Just Luck,' Meteorologist Says http://wfpl.org/post/community-surprised-okla-tornado-death-toll-wasnt-higher Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla., killed 24 people and caused an estimated $2.2 billion worth of damage. As the community reflects on what happened, one question is: How did so many manage to survive such devastating destruction?<p>Lifelong Oklahoman Kristi Freeman has seen her share of tornadoes, but she says the twister that tore through her neighborhood Monday was something else.<strong> <br /></strong><p>"This tornado was like a monster. It was like something that was alive. It destroyed your peace, your comfort," she says.<strong> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:56:42 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 5530 at http://wfpl.org Tornado's Survival Rate 'Not Just Luck,' Meteorologist Says