Hannah Graf Evans

Legislative Representative, Immigration and Domestic 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

Statement Congress Must Weigh in to Protect Vulnerable Immigrants from Deportation Threat 

FCNL opposes the administration’s decision to cancel Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans and non-decision resulting in an inadequate automatic 6-month extension for Hondurans. We urge Congress to ensure that the administration is upholding the integrity of the TPS program so that individuals are not returned to harm and to pursue long overdue stability for our immigrant neighbors.

Background Dreamer Protection Legislation Comparison 

A comparison of four different Dreamer protection bills – the BRIDGE Act, SUCCEED Act, RAC Act, and Dream Act. FCNL considers the provisions outlined in the Dream Act to be the best option available for Dreamers.

Update #Faith4Dream Week of Action 

October 29-November 4

Advocating for the Dream Act (S. 1615 / H.R. 3440) is putting the faithful call to love our neighbors into action. The #Faith4Dream Praying With Dreamers Week is an interfaith effort to ensure Congress hears from people of faith this week and every week until Congress passes legislation with a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.

Update Passing the Dream Act: What You Can Do 

We have a very short window in which we need to get Congress to act and pass legislation that protects young immigrants who grew up in the United States from deportation and allows them to study, work, and live in the country they consider home.

Action Alert Congress Needs to Pass the Dream Act Immediately 

Congress needs to hear from you today about the urgency to protect Dreamers. 154,200 young immigrants are up against an arbitrary Oct. 5 deadline to renew their protections under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program.

Statement FCNL Statement to House Homeland Security Committee on Border Accountability 

FCNL submitted this statement to the House Committee on Homeland Security, pertaining to the markup of H.R. 3548, the Border Security for America Act.

Statement FCNL Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee on Dream Act of 2017 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation’s statement for the record, pertaining to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Oversight of the Administration’s Decision to End Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Beloved Community Interfaith Network, Prince George's County Meeting 

September 19, 2017 in Adelphi, MD

Join FCNL's Hannah Evans for a discussion on working with an interfaith network to achieve positive change on federal immigration policy.

Immigration Lobby Training Workshop 

Sunday, September 17 in Washington, DC

Join FCNL's Hannah Evans for a lobby training workshop on federal immigration policy.

Update Immigration Resources: Pass the Dream Act of 2017 

In early September, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a 6-month delay for enforcement. Here is how you can make sure that Dreamers are protected from deportation.