Hannah Graf Evans

Legislative Representative, Immigration and Refugee Policy


Hannah Evans

Hannah Graf Evans lobbies for compassionate immigration policies. Our immigration system should empower immigrants and the American communities to which they belong, lift up the voices of border communities, and ensure adequate protections for refugees, asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking. Hannah co-chairs the steering committee of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition, made up of over 45 faith-based organizations.

Hannah graduated cum laude from Macalester College with a BA in Religious Studies, International Studies, and Arabic, concentrating on Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization. She is passionate about interfaith and transnational dialogue work including prior involvement with two State Department programs, the Study the United States Institute for Religious Pluralism and Democracy and the Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative. She has worked at FCNL since 2014, with previous work with FCNL's Native American and campaign finance reform programs.

Hannah grew up in Jerusalem, Baltimore, Jakarta, and outside of Philadelphia.

hannah@fcnl.org

Articles by Hannah Graf Evans

Update End the Shutdown. Open the Government. 

Today is payday and 800,000 federal workers will not get a paycheck. Seven government departments are closed, and critical programs are threatened as President Trump continues to demand more than $5 billion for a border wall that cannot pass Congress.

Update Lobbyist Update: Government Shutdown 

As we enter day 20 of a partial government shutdown Hannah Graf Evans, FCNL's Legislative Representative for Immigration and Refugee Policy offers an update.

Update Government Heads Into Partial Shutdown 

The debate over how Congress will fund immigration enforcement culminated with the president opting for a partial government shutdown rather than signing a bill with less than $5 billion for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Update Your Stories Help Humanize the Immigration Debate 

Thank you to each advocate who wrote about how the Administration’s proposed public charge rule would affect our communities - every comment, every story, was essential.

Action Alert Advocate for Welcome, Not Walls  

We live in troubling times. First, the administration separated children from their parents as they sought safety by crossing our border with Mexico. Hundreds remain separated today. Then, they responded to a humanitarian crisis by deploying troops in border communities and actively teargassing asylum seekers. Today, they are building walls through communities and detention camps on military bases to house refugee families.

Update How Congress Should Respond to the Migrant Caravan 

Hint: It’s not by locking people up or out.

People are fleeing violence, corruption, instability, and hunger in the Northern Triangle of Central America and traveling together for safety to Mexico and the United States. What can Congress do?

Update Oppose Administration Proposal to Lock Out Immigrants Based on Wealth 

A new rule could mean claiming Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), housing assistance, and more could cost individuals their path to citizenship.

Action Alert Tell Congress: No New Money for Family Detention 

The national crisis of family separation and unchecked immigration enforcement persists. To pave the way for increased family detention, Congress is considering pouring billions more dollars into the budget for immigrant detention.

Statement FCNL Statement on the Implications of the Flores Settlement Agreement 

FCNL submitted a statement for the record in response to a Senate hearing on the child welfare standards that have prevented the expansion of family detention.

Update Responding to the Threat of Increased Family Detention 

In May, the administration started systematically separating children from their parents as families sought safety and asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. Now, as the administration scrambles to reunite all children with their parents, they are moving toward a new policy: jail families together, indefinitely.