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

Event 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In early September, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a 6-month delay for enforcement.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.

Action Alert What's Next for Dreamers 

Today, President Trump made the announcement we've feared for weeks: He's ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in six months, putting almost 800,000 young immigrants in jeopardy.

Action Alert Call Today to Protect Dreamers 

In a matter of days, Dreamers will have an answer from President Trump. September 5 is the deadline 10 state attorneys general have set for the president to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or he’ll face a lawsuit.

Update Dreamers Need Us 

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is under threat. We need you to take action over the next month to protect young immigrants from being deported away from the only country they call home.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of the Dream Act 

Administration, Congress Must Affirm Dreamer Protection and Expeditiously Pass the Dream Act of 2017

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) applauds the bipartisan Dream Act of 2017, introduced today by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) joined by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY). This legislation outlines a path for Dreamers to become full and flourishing citizens of the country in which they grew up.

Statement DHS Funding Bill Funnels Billions into Deportation Machinery at Expense of U.S. Communities’ Security 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) urges members of Congress to reject the House of Representatives’ Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill upon full chamber consideration.

Statement FCNL Opposes the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law 

The House of Representatives is voting on two bills that further criminalize immigrants, expand detention, and undermine community well-being, rather than offering a lasting remedy for a punitive and outdated immigration system. FCNL urges members of Congress to oppose these bills.

Statement FCNL Opposes Bill Limiting Access to Asylum 

On June 14, the House Judiciary Committee is marking up a bill misnamed the Protection of Children Act (H.R. 495) which would make children and asylum seekers more vulnerable and decrease meaningful access to the asylum process. Read FCNL's statement of opposition for the record.

Update Budget Request Entrenches Militarized and Punitive Immigration Policy 

President Trump’s budget requests an additional $4.5 billion for unnecessary immigration enforcement expansion, a 23% increase over immigration enforcement spending in 2016. The request would exponentially increase the number of immigrants languishing in unjust detention and waste billions on a costly and dangerous expansion of immigration enforcement and border militarization.