Advisory. Lights for Lucy Gatherings for Undocumented Single Mother, Three Days Before Deportation Date

Media Advisory

Lights for Lucy Gatherings for Undocumented Single Mother, Three Days before Deportation Date

What: Light for Lucy Gatherings across Montreal and across Canada
When & Where:
Tuesday April 10, 2018
Rally in Lucy’s home neighbourhood of Villeray outside Tour Jean Talon at 7:30pm
Details for other Montreal neighbourhoods, Edmonton, Kingston, Toronto, etc. (more events will be added):

“There are no windows. I want to see the light. I want to breathe. I don’t even know what my name is any more.” – Lucy Francineth Granados

A series of “Lights for Lucy” gatherings in support of Lucy Francineth Granados will be taking place on Tuesday across Canada and across Montreal, including in Lucy’s home neighbourhood of Villeray. The events will take place just three days before the single mother of three is scheduled for deportation to Guatemala, on April 13th.

“Lights for Lucy” is being organized to denounce the violence with which Lucy has been treated and demand that she be returned to her community in Montreal, where she has lived for nine years. The organizers aim to “light up the city with her name”, and affirm their love and respect for Lucy as a friend, neighbour, and mother in opposition to the exclusion and dehumanization of the immigration system.

“Lights for Lucy” is part of a vibrant Let Lucy Stay campaign active since Lucy, a community organizer for the rights of undocumented women and workers, was arrested by Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on March 20th. A Mothers for Lucy Sit-In in front of Montreal CBSA offices enters its second week today.

On the legal front, the CBSA is expected to render a decision today, April 9th, on an administrative stay application filed on March 23rd which, if successful, will suspend Lucy’s deportation. Lucy’s lawyers are also filing a mandamus application at the Federal Court today aimed at compelling federal Minister of Immigration Ahmed Hussen to render a decision on Lucy’s application for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds without further delay.


Contact: 514-992-1662, 514-222-0205, 438- 933-7654


Let Lucy Stay Campaign page:

Solidarity Across Borders

Immigrant Workers Centre
Tél. 514 342 2111