#LetLucyStay: Support spreads across country for undocumented single mother and community organiser facing deportation tomorrow26 March 2018 – Actions in cities across Canada, as well as a social media campaign “Jam the Lines”, will be launched today in a last minute bid to stop Lucy Francineth Granados’ deportation, scheduled for tomorrow, 27 March. Supporters dropped a banner in Ottawa during the night and Ottawa community members will be delivering a letter to Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen this morning.Hussen has so far failed to respond to urgent demands from a broad range of organizations, Montreal residents, and Lucy’s family to intervene in the case. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has not responded to Lucy’s emergency application to stay her deportation, which her lawyer filed on Friday.
Lucy originally left Guatemala after being threatened by the maras (criminal gangs which spread to Central American countries from the United States). She traveled alone through Mexico on the infamous La Bestia train to the US and later to Canada, her husband having died. Lucy has made Montreal her home for the last nine years and is known in her community as an advocate for the rights of undocumented migrants and temporary workers. She is the sole supporter of her three children.
Let Lucy Stay Campaign Page: https://bit.ly/2GrwsZk
Solidarity Across Borders
The Immigrant Workers Centre