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

Press Release FCNL Calls for Immigrant Detention Policy Changes 

FCNL joined 230 organizations in rebuking the record level rates of immigrant detention and demanding the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson implement direly needed policy changes.

FCNL in the News Focus on Campus: Comprehensive Immigration Reform 

Hannah Evans and El Paso Advocacy Corps organizer Brenda Luna Bravo speak with KTEP public radio on the importance of constituent engagement for compassionate, bipartisan immigration reform.

Update Border Communities: Bi-National, Beloved, Broken 

Photos and stories from a trip to El Paso, meeting with people committed to immigration reform that protects and supports border communities.

Update Living Our Values to Protect Central American Refugees 

How can our work be informed by the biblical call to love thy neighbor as ourselves? The U.S. should be prioritizing protection over detention, deportation, and deterrence strategies for Central Americans seeking refuge.

Statement FCNL Applauds Justice Department Phasing Out Private Prisons 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauds the Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement that it will phase out contracts with private prison corporations.

Background Separate Policing from Immigration Enforcement 

As we focus on building more inclusive communities, we support local and federal policing reforms that seek to eliminate racial profiling and disproportionate targeting of communities of color.

Update Living in Limbo: Supreme Court Immigration Decision 

The Supreme Court’s failure to reach a conclusive decision de facto halts the implementation of common sense programs that could have provided temporary work permits and relief for families from deportation.

Press Release The Friends Committee on National Legislation Deplores the Supreme Court United States v. Texas Non-Decision, Calls for Congressional Action 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation stands in solidarity with millions of immigrant families left in excruciating limbo following the Supreme Court of the United States split 4-4 decision today.

Statement FCNL Written Statement for House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Immigration Policies 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Statement for the Record as it pertains to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee hearing, The Real Victims of a Reckless and Lawless Immigration Policy: Families and Survivors Speak Out on the Real Cost of This Administration’s Policies

Update Immigration: End the Bed Quota  

In detention centers around the country, the federal government is using your tax dollars to imprison up to 34,000 immigrant mothers, fathers, and family members on any given day. Not because they pose a threat to public safety — but because of a quota.