Tania Karas

Immigration reporter/editor

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.

Recent Stories

Global Politics

With cancellation, Trump-Kim summit gets a dose of reality

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.

Senators 'kept in the dark' as CIA director vote draws near

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.

How does seeking asylum work at the US border?

After weeks of travel across Mexico by bus, freight train and foot, more than 150 migrants from Central America — part of a caravan that has gained international attention — await their turn to apply for asylum at the Southern US border. Just how does the process work?