Tania Karas is an independent journalist covering global migration policy and refugees as well as a contributing editor for PRI. Originally from Chicago, Tania was a 2015-16 US Fulbright Fellow in Greece covering Europe’s refugee crisis at a time of financial crisis. She has also lived in Turkey and Lebanon. Prior to moving abroad at the end of 2014, Tania was a staff reporter for the New York Law Journal, a daily newspaper covering US immigration, legal education and access to justice. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and is a master’s candidate in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, slated to graduate in 2019.
The Casa Padre shelter for child migrants is the largest of its kind in the US. But the children still aren’t free to leave, and have a difficult time making their case, especially if they were separated from their parents.
“We have a political boss," says immigration judge Dana Leigh Marks. And his decision on domestic violence as a case for asylum is why immigration courts should be independent, she and other judges say.
The cancellation has eased the anxiety of foreign policy and nuclear nonproliferation experts who said that President Donald Trump had rushed headlong into a meeting unprepared. Ever since Trump accepted Kim’s invitation to meet in March, experts warned such a high-level dialogue would go south without a specific and careful diplomatic strategy.
Gina Haspel, who is expected to be confirmed early Wednesday, controls which information on her clandestine career the CIA declassifies. On Monday, the Senate intelligence committee restricted access to a report that gave senators some insight into the torture program she ran.
Conflict & Justice
Trump's pick to lead the CIA oversaw some of the "black sites" that used torture against terrorism suspects in the wake of 9/11. Can she lead one of the nation's top agencies? Some say no.