1. Action Alert
  2. Immigrants & Refugees

Rejecting Cruel Immigration Policies

By Hannah Graf Evans, July 3, 2019

There is a humanitarian crisis at our Southern border - one of separated families and detained asylum seekers. It is a crisis of walls and migrant deaths. The U.S. government has responded by pouring billions into an enforcement system that is worsening the crisis.

We can change this. Congress is working this summer to develop spending bills for the next fiscal year (2020). This is their opportunity to stop fueling the cruel machinery of immigration detention and enforcement.

Your elected officials needs to hear from you while they are home for recess. Will you take two minutes to advocate for just and humane immigration policies?

As a Quaker organization, we believe we are called to welcome the stranger. As a matter of public policy, we seek immigration reforms that recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of immigrants to ensure equity and justice for all. I hope you will join me in calling on Congress to break the status quo by divesting from enforcement spending and investing in true humanitarian assistance.

Action Alert Congress Must Reject Cruel Immigration Policies 

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Time and time again, the administration has demanded more money for harmful immigration enforcement policies and Congress has funded them. The supplemental spending bill (H.R. 3401) Congress just passed was more of the same. It provides money with no guarantee that it will be spent to protect children, not further militarize our border.

Legislative Ask Stop Fueling Unjust Deportation, Detention & Border Policies  

There is a humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border: one of immigrant children separated from their parents and migrants dying as they seek refuge. There is a crisis of walls built through communities and of refugee families detained in camps on military bases. The Trump administration is now jailing more than 53,000 people in increasingly fatal conditions.

Hannah Graf Evans

  • Legislative Representative, Immigration and Refugee Policy

Hannah Graf Evans leads 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 and still plays an active role in pursuing shared policy priorities of the more than 50 faith-based member organizations.