News From Rep. Santana

Friday, September 15, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

DETROIT — State Reps. Fred Durhal III (D-Detroit) and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit), along with the other members of the House CARES Task Force, heard testimony from health care professionals, law enforcement, patient advocates and members of the public during their meeting today at the Team Wellness Center in Detroit. Today’s meeting was the fifth for the task force.

“I’m very glad the task force came here to Detroit. Urban communities like ours have been dealing...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

LANSING — President Trump announced today that he will end the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, State Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) issued the following statement:

“With one action, the president has turned the American Dream into a nightmare. Ripping 800,000 people away from work and school, and potentially forcing them out of the only country they’ve ever called home is not the way to fix our immigration system.”

“Dreamers have...

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...