1. Update
  2. Immigrants & Refugees

Lobbyist Update: Government Shutdown

By Hannah Graf Evans, January 10, 2019

As we enter day 20 of a partial government shutdown Hannah Graf Evans, FCNL's Legislative Representative for Immigration and Refugee Policy offers an update.

Watch as she breaks down how much we spend on deportation, detention and border militarization annually; the need for a bipartisan bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security that protects the rights and dignitiy of immigrants migrants and refugees; and the impact of the ongoing shutdown on communities throughout the United States.

There is still time to weigh in with your member of Congress to urge congressional leadership and President Trump to support a bipartisan bill that limits funding for border militarization, detention, and deportation. Act now. >

Update Government Heads Into Partial Shutdown 

The debate over how Congress will fund immigration enforcement culminated with the president opting for a partial government shutdown rather than signing a bill with less than $5 billion for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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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.