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 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.

Action Alert Invest in Alternatives to Detention As a Solution to Family Separation 

Ending family separation does not mean that we must expand family detention.

Statement FCNL Welcomes Grassley, Feinstein Leadership in Refugee Admissions Oversight 

This week, Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter to the administration urging a robust refugee consultation process.

Action Alert The Senate Must Protect Refugee Admissions 

Recently, the New York Times reported that the White House is planning to resettle only 25,000 refugees— or fewer— next year. This would be the lowest number of refugees admitted since the program started in 1980. It is a serious abdication of our shared responsibility to protect vulnerable people and welcome those seeking refuge.

Update Resources: Stop Yet Another Drastic Cut to Refugee Arrivals 

The administration is reportedly considering another drastic cut in refugee arrivals next fiscal year. Take action to ensure your members of Congress are weighing in.

Advocacy Resource Interfaith Resource: Engage With Congress on Family Incarceration and Separation 

Congress has an important role to play to end family incarceration and separation. But right now, they are considering pouring billions of dollars into inhumane immigration enforcement, detention, and border militarization, while considering legislation that could incarcerate more families indefinitely.

Statement FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Letter Urging Family Unity As Default U.S. Policy 

On July 19, more than two dozen senators sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to end the practice of family separation and immediately reunite separated families.