Hannah Graf Evans

Former Legislative Representative, Immigration and Refugee Policy

Hannah Evans

Hannah Graf Evans led FCNL's lobbying for compassionate immigration and refugee policies, with a particular focus on detention practices, the rights of border communities, and protection of vulnerable communities. Hannah served as co-chair of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition steering committee for three years.

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 supporting FCNL's Native American and campaign finance reform programs.

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

Articles by Hannah Graf Evans

Update Listen: Conference Call on Immigration and Family Separation 

Listen back to a conference call conversation about the latest updates on immigration and family separation.

Action Alert Tell Congress: No Muslim Ban Ever 

The Supreme Court just voted to uphold President Donald Trump's discriminatory travel ban on Muslims seeking to enter the United States. Now, we must speak out for our nation's values of welcome and religious freedom.

Background Family Separation at the Hands of the State 

The Trump administration announced earlier this month that as a matter of policy they would be forcibly separating family units who have entered the United States together.

Update Update on Immigration 

Dreamer Protections, Extreme Immigration Proposal, and Enforcement Spending

Last week, the Freedom Caucus challenged Republican party leadership to bring up a hardline immigration proposal to the floor in exchange for their votes on the Farm Bill. What now?

Press Release After Congressional Inaction on Dreamer Protections, Discharge Petition Right Move 

FCNL welcomes the new initiative to bring much needed relief and a pathway to citizenship for millions of young, undocumented Americans.

Statement Spending Bill Continues to Leave Dreamers Behind 

Rejects Worst Proposals for Extreme Enforcement

Congress passed a $1.3 trillion package to fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year. Included in this package is money for the Department of Homeland Security, the agency that carries out detention, deportation, and border enforcement. While the spending bill included many harmful provisions, FCNL and advocates nationwide helped stop some of the most dangerous proposals.

Update Dreamer Protection: State of Play and How You Can Engage 

There has been a flurry of activity over the past few weeks as members of Congress are faced with a narrowing window of time to address the fate of undocumented youth. A critical juncture is today, January 19, when two-thirds of Congress must sign off on a bill to keep the government funded through midnight.

Action Alert Congress Must Protect Dreamers Now 

Since the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in September, Capitol Hill has seen a flurry of activity.

Statement With 200,000 Salvadorans Facing Possible Deportation, FCNL Urges Congress to Act 

The administration announced on January 8 that approximately 200,000 TPS recipients from El Salvador will lose their work permits and protected status in September 2019. This decision follows the recent TPS terminations for Sudan, Nicaragua, and Haiti. FCNL urges Congress start working immediately to ensure stability for all current TPS recipients and their families.

Update Dreamer Protection Before the End of the Year 

Congress has yet to act to protect immigrants who grew up in the United States as children and have no existing opportunity to pursue legal status. Often referred to as Dreamers, we know them as are our friends, coworkers, classmates, and family who have worked tirelessly to be afforded a chance to fully thrive in our shared nation.