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Kavitha Surana

Senior Reporting Fellow

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Kavitha Surana is a senior reporting fellow at ProPublica covering immigration.

Previously, she covered immigration, counterterrorism and border security policy at Foreign Policy magazine. She has also reported on Europe’s migration crisis from Italy and Germany for publications like Al Jazeera, Quartz, OZY and Global Post thanks to a Fulbright journalism fellowship and a Heinrich Böll Foundation grant to report on migration and integration in Europe. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and European studies from New York University and got her start in journalism interning at the Associated Press bureau in Rome and CNN. She speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French and has also reported from Rwanda, Senegal, Texas and New York’s Lower East Side.

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¿Has visto a ICE o a la Patrulla Fronteriza en tu comunidad? Cuéntanos tu historia.

Las agencias federales de inmigración dicen que están tratando de evitar los arrestos e interrogatorios en las que consideran “localizaciones sensibles”. Ayúdanos a monitorear dónde están operando.

Have You Seen ICE or Border Patrol in Your Community? Tell Us.

Federal immigration agencies say they avoid arresting and questioning people at “sensitive locations.” Help us learn where they are conducting operations.

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