1. Statement
  2. Immigrants & Refugees

FCNL Welcomes Grassley, Feinstein Leadership in Refugee Admissions Oversight

By Hannah Graf Evans, August 9, 2018

This week, Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter to the administration urging a robust refugee consultation process.

Hannah Graf Evans, FCNL’s lobbyist on refugee policy, stated, “We applaud Senators Grassley and Feinstein for weighing in and urge them to ensure that our nation continues to provide life-changing refugee resettlement services to as many people as possible. Congressional oversight of the refugee resettlement program is profoundly important, especially amid rumors that the White House may set the next refugee admissions goal at an all-time low, along with the severely low refugee arrivals this year. FCNL urges Senators to push the administration to set a goal of at least 75,000 refugee admissions in FY2019.”

Read the letter here.

Hannah Graf Evans

  • Legislative Representative, Immigration and Refugee Policy

Hannah Graf Evans lobbies for compassionate immigration policies. Our immigration system should empower immigrants and the American communities to which they belong, lift up the voices of border communities, and ensure adequate protections for refugees, asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking. 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.