News From Rep. Chang

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LANSING — Today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking on behalf of President Donald Trump, announced that the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be rescinded. In response, state Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) issued the following statement:

“I am heartbroken and deeply disappointed by President Trump’s decision today to end DACA. Even with a so-called ‘orderly wind-down’ I know this decision will have a devastating impact on families in my district. One...

Friday, June 30, 2017

“As the chairwoman of the Progressive Women’s Caucus, I wish to thank Gov. Rick Snyder for doing the sensible thing and vetoing the ‘Choose Life’ license plate bill. Had he signed it into law, he would have allowed the Secretary of State to collect taxpayer dollars and direct them to a fund established by Right to Life of Michigan, a controversial advocacy group. It would have been a highly divisive act that would have only...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

LANSING — A bipartisan group of state representatives sent a letter to the director of the Detroit Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office last week expressing concern over ICE sending individuals picked up in Detroit to the agency’s Youngstown, Ohio, facility. Since mid-January, 57 percent of individuals detained have been sent to Youngstown, which is more than 230 miles from Detroit.

“The ability to visit and talk with a lawyer is critical to ensuring due process...

Friday, June 23, 2017

“I am thrilled to support the agreement between the city of Detroit and the state of Michigan that will result in more than $48 million for neighborhood improvements and an optional residential relocation program, job training, health impact assessments and air quality monitoring for Southwest Detroit and Delray residents. This money comes from the city selling to the state parcels of land, underground assets and about 5 miles of city streets needed for the Gordie...

Monday, June 19, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Dave Pagel (R-Oronoko Township)are introducing a pair of bills recently in the Michigan House that would allow Michigan residents who maintain a home and meet the definition of residence in Michigan, but may not be citizens or able to prove lawful presence, to access operator’s licenses or state identification cards. This group includes not only undocumented workers and immigrants, but also elderly people, particularly those of rural origins...

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