Advisory. Mothers Begin Sit-in at CBSA Offices: Let Lucy Stay

Media Advisory

Mothers Begin Sit-in at CBSA Offices: Let Lucy Stay

Mothers for Lucy Sit-In
CBSA Offices, 1010 St-Antoine, Montreal
Tuesday, 3rd April, 9am to 5pm each week-day until Lucy is Free

Montreal mothers are beginning a sit-in this morning outside the offices of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) until Lucy Francineth Granados is freed from detention and her deportation cancelled.

Lucy, a single mother of three, faces deportation to Guatemala on April 13th. Imprisoned in the Laval Immigration Detention Centre since she was violently arrested by CBSA on March 20th, Lucy has seen her physical and mental health deteriorate. She was hospitalized twice last week.

Lucy has been actively involved in campaigns for justice for other undocumented women and workers in Montreal, where she has lived for nine years. Failed by Canada’s refugee system, Lucy has become emblematic of the struggle of undocumented migrant women and mothers for dignity and respect, and her case has put a spotlight on CBSA violence and abuse. Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale have so far shown no compassion for Lucy’s plight despite support for her from across the country.


Contact: 438 933 7654

Let Lucy Stay Campaign Page (including past media coverage):


Solidarity Across Borders
The Immigrant Workers Centre