Tania Karas is a former deputy editor of The World's digital team. She managed a team of editors producing content for our website along with our daily podcast, morning newsletter and social media platforms. Before that, she was a reporter for The World covering global migration and refugees. She was with the show from 2018 to 2021.
Originally from Chicago, Tania spent three years in Greece, Turkey and Lebanon working as a foreign correspondent covering the Syrian refugee crisis, European politics and EU-Middle East relations.
Prior to that, Tania was a staff reporter for the New York Law Journal, a daily newspaper, where she covered US immigration, legal education and access to justice in New York.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and a master's degree in international human rights law from the University of Oxford. Outside of work, Tania is a voracious reader and loves to travel. You can often find her starting dance parties in the newsroom.
The 2020 presidential election could be the first time Latinos are the largest minority group in the electorate. Young Latinos could swing the outcome — if they come out to vote.
Some 4,000 Liberians will lose their legal status due to the Trump administration’s termination of a program that granted them temporary reprieves from deportation. This week, they got their day in court.
For the US, the deals with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to take back migrants are like a fortification, shielding the country from taking responsibility for people seeking international protection. They add yet another line of defense to other drastic measures the US has recently taken to keep them out.
Resettlement agencies are being forced to close as the Trump administration cuts refugee admissions. Experts say the damage will long outlast this president.
After 42 years as a stateless Rohingya refugee, one Chicago man became a US citizen this summer.
Between the "asylum ban" and cuts to refugee resettlement, advocates say the White House is succeeding in preventing vulnerable people from seeking refuge in the US.
A searing image of a man and his daughter facedown in the Rio Grande is a heartbreaking example of the dangers migrants can face on the journey to the US. The picture echoes one of a Syrian boy from 2015.
Prosecutions in the US for those who help migrants with shelter, food, water or transportation are on the rise. It tracks a trend playing out in Europe since its 2015 refugee crisis.
In theory, yes. But the US would need to solve other, more pressing immigration problems before reaching a point where it could consider such a major shift.
Leaders are accused of embezzling well over a billion dollars earmarked for social and development projects in Haiti, fueling protests that shut down the country.
Mueller’s team focused on evidence of criminal conspiracy, not collusion. The report indicates “numerous links” between the Trump campaign and Russia that may still look like collusion to a layperson.