Over the past three weeks, we have been deeply concerned about the case of Lucy Francineth Granados and have been doing what we can to support the solidarity campaign to stop her imminent deportation. Lucy has made Montreal her home for the last nine years and has put down deep roots here. She is an activist for the rights of women, undocumented migrants and temporary workers, a mother working in difficult conditions in order to support her family in Guatemala, and a cherished member of our community.
“There are no windows. I want to see the light. I want to breathe. I don’t even know what my own name is any more.”
On March 20th, Lucy was violently arrested by CBSA agents and has since been detained in the Laval Immigration Detention Centre pending her scheduled deportation this Friday, April 13th. Community mobilising helped to push back her initial deportation date (Mar 27), but her health has been deteriorating while in detention, and her treatment by authorities has been abusive.
LOKI calls on all our friends and allies to mobilize for Lucy and to put pressure on federal ministers Ahmed Hussen and Ralph Goodale to stop Lucy’s deporation and secure her Permanent Residency status. We call on all our friends and allies to stand up for Lucy's rights and call out the violent and inhumane immigration policies of the Canadian state.
For more information and context, please visit Solidarity Across Borders’ Campaign page. You can sign the petition for Lucy here. Numerous actions continue to be organized, please check here to see what you can do!