Tania Karas is a reporter and editor for Global Nation, the immigration desk of PRI's The World. She covers global migration and refugees. 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 Trump administration has canceled Temporary Protected Status for more than 300,000 immigrants, some of whom who have lived in the US for two decades. They are mobilizing for a path to residency, and with them, their US-born children are picking up the fight.
The World reporter Tania Karas covers global migration and often meets people on the move. Because of Facebook, she's been able to watch the milestones of refugees long after parting ways.
In Trump's 2018 address, he outlined a four-pillar plan for immigration reform. Since the speech, he's focused on funding for a border wall, which caused the stalemate and the longest government shutdown in US history.
The Tamrazyans, a family of five whose asylum claim had previously been denied, were spared deportation after the four government coalition parties on Tuesday agreed to review several hundred asylum cases involving children who’d spent most of their lives in the Netherlands or were born there.
When a Columbus, Ohio, church heard The World’s story on the Netherlands congregation's efforts to shelter an Armenian family facing deportation, it sounded familiar. After all, the Columbus church was sheltering an undocumented Mexican immigrant, too. So, the pastor from Ohio flew to The Hague to help.