MONTREAL, March 24, 2018 /CNW/ -
What: Let Lucy Stay: Montreal Community Demands that Lucy Francineth Granados' Application for Permanent Residency be Accepted and March 27th Deportation Stopped
When: Sunday March 25, 2018 at 2pm
Where: The Immigrant Workers' Centre (4755 Van Horne, #110, metro Plamondon)
Montrealers are calling on Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to stop deportation proceedings against Lucy Francineth Granados. Lucy faces deportation on March 27th, before her application for permanent residency has been determined.
Lucy is a community organizer for the rights of undocumented migrants, a worker, and a single mother of three who has made Montreal her home for the last nine years. She is currently being detained in the Laval Detention Centre.
Solidarity Across Borders and the Immigrant Workers Centre are condemning the actions of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), who targeted Lucy after she attempted to regularize her status by filing an application for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds in September 2017. Specifically, they are demanding an investigation into the actions of the CBSA agent who made a false representation in an attempt to entrap her in January of this year and accountability for the disproportionate force used by four CBSA agents during Lucy's arrest on March 20th.
- Me. Richard Goldman, Comité d'aide aux réfugiés
- Fédération des Femmes du Québec
- Solidarity Across Borders
- Family member of Lucy Francineth Granados
Immigrant Workers Centre
Tél. 514 342 2111
SOURCE Solidarity Across Borders
For further information: Viviana Medina, 438-881-9174; Solidarity Across Borders, 438 933 7654; Email: [email protected]