Hannah Graf Evans

Legislative Representative, Immigration and Refugee Policy

Hannah Evans

Hannah Graf Evans leads 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 and still plays an active role in pursuing shared policy priorities of the more than 50 faith-based member 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 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 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.

Action Alert Stop Detaining Children and Families 

Amid the national outcry against forcible family separation, your members of Congress need to hear loudly and clearly from you. Tell them detaining families together is not a solution to family separation.

Update Recess Engagement: Next Steps on Immigration 

The House just rejected yet another bill that would have cut legal immigration while expanding deportation and detention. What is next for immigration advocates?

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.