News From Rep. Santana

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

DETROIT — A bipartisan group of state representatives this week took a two-day tour of locations in Detroit and Dearborn. The trip was organized to give the legislators a better understanding of the economic developments taking place in the cities and the cultural impacts of the distinctive local communities.

State Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) organized and hosted the tour, with help from state Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), who hosted a stop in Dearborn.

“We are...

Friday, February 24, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) welcomed Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to delay the School Reform Office’s (SRO) decision to close schools in the city of Detroit. The SRO first contacted parents and students across the state on Jan. 20 informing them that their local community school may be in jeopardy of being closed by the end of the year pending a decision from the SRO between late February to early March.

“I was...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus met with Gov. Rick Snyder yesterday to discuss issues related to the School Reform Office, which distributed a letter earlier this year warning parents and administrators that their schools were slated for closure at the end of the year. Detroit Caucus members and other legislators have advocated aggressively to prevent the closures, which would place a significant burden on families across the state.

“It was a positive meeting,...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) expressed their concern regarding today’s Department of Homeland Security memos announcing that President Donald Trump is taking steps to mobilize Customs and Border Protection personnel as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to conduct immigration raids and roundups and expanded detentions of undocumented immigrants.

"I was disturbed to read the Trump administration’s memos regarding expanding the 287(g) program,” said Santana....

Monday, February 13, 2017

DETROIT — Members of the Detroit Caucus held a press conference today to discuss the future of the city’s academic landscape in light of the recent announcement by the School Reform Office that a number of Detroit schools were slated for closure at the end of the year. The standing-room only event was attended by community leaders, precinct delegates, block club presidents and leaders from grassroots, faith and civic groups, in addition to parents and...