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

Statement FCNL Opposes Two Enforcement-Only Immigration Bills 

The House Judiciary Committee is marking up two bills (H.R. 2406 and H.R. 2407) that would expand immigration enforcement without offering necessary accompanying policy reforms to the U.S. immigration system.

Statement FCNL Opposes New "SAFE" Act 

The House Judiciary Committee is marking up a newly revised version of a 2013 bill that would expand detention and immigration enforcement, undermining community safety and protections for vulnerable communities. Even with revisions, FCNL's concerns remain the same.

Update Immigration Funding in the Omnibus 

FCNL’s network was advocating for Congress to refuse to fund the $3 billion supplemental request from President Trump that included money for the border wall, additional agents, and expanded detention. Where did we end up?

Update Immigration Update: Deportation and Protection 

An immigration update on what's happening with Congress and the Administration, how FCNL is responding, and how you can get involved.

Update Congress: Choices on Immigration Supplemental Are Clear 

President Trump’s recently released budget proposal includes a $3 billion supplemental funding request for the Department of Homeland Security for current fiscal year 2017. This supplemental money would begin fulfilling the January 25 immigration executive orders to create a deportation force, expand detention, and further militarize border communities.

Statement Immigration Raids and Increased Enforcement Endanger Communities 

On February 21, the Department of Homeland Security released memorandums instructing the agency to implement the two executive orders that scale up immigration and border enforcement, endangering U.S. communities.

Update President Trump’s Immigration Orders: 3 Things Congress Can Do 

The Executive branch can carry out much of what President Trump laid out in his January 25 Executive Orders, but there are also ways that Congress can weigh in.

Action Alert Executive Orders on Immigration Fail to Offer Solutions 

FCNL is deeply disheartened by the executive orders signed today by President Trump. The directions promise to adversely affect U.S. communities and offer no concrete solutions for reforming our immigration system.

Update BRIDGE Act Crucial Step for Protecting Dreamers 

This bi-partisan legislation protects certain immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Homeland Security Advisory Council Vote Urging a Reduction of Privatized Detention 

A strong majority of Homeland Security Advisory Council members voted to phase out private prisons, in a surprising dissent from the group’s draft recommendation to continue DHS use of private prisons.