Phone / email / social media jam to demand a halt to deportation proceedings for Lucy Granados!

23 Mar

RED ALERT! Urgent – Action needed!

Phone / email / social media jam to demand a halt to deportation proceedings for Lucy Granados!

A comrade in Montreal has been arrested and is set to be deported. We must stop this from happening!

Lucy Granados, with Association des travailleurs/euses temporaires d’agences de placement and the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal, was arrested violently on March 21. Her immigration file is currently before Immigration Canada, but the bureaucracy is moving slower than CBSA and their hunger to deport.

Lucy’s story can be found here:…/

PLEASE HELP US BLOCK HER DEPORTATION! Call, email, and message the offices of:

Ahmed D. Hussen MP (Minister of Immigration)
@AhmedDHussen (Twitter)

Ralph Goodale (Minister of Public Safety)
Ralph Goodale
@ RalphGoodale (Twitter)

Kathleen Weil (Quebec Minister of Immigration)
@Kathleen_Weil (Twitter)

Valérie Plante (Mayor of Montreal)
@ Val_Plante (Twitter)

DEMAND THAT DEPORTATION BE HALTED IMMEDIATELY! So that Lucy’s file can be reviewed and she can remain in Canada and support her family!

Montreal Newswire > English > Advisory. Support Rally…
Undocumented Woman Violently Arrested, Facing Deportation, in the so-called Sanctuary City of Montreal
Support Rally on Thursday for Lucy Francineth Granados

Montreal, 21 March 2018 – At 6am yesterday morning, CBSA burst into the home of Lucy Francineth Granados, an undocumented woman very active in the Non Status Women’s Collective of Montreal. The CBSA officers used completely unnecessary force, injuring Lucy’s arm, which is visibly swollen. Lucy is currently in the Laval Detention Centre and faces imminent deportation to Guatemala. A detention review hearing will be held on Thursday.

Solidarity Across Borders and the Immigrant Workers Centre are calling on Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to suspend the deportation until Lucy’s pending immigration application is accepted, demanding that Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen accept her immigration application before she is deported, and asking Mayor Valérie Plante and the City of Montreal to publicly support Lucy and stop her deportation in light of their Sanctuary City policy.

Support Rally: Free Lucy Francineth Granados
Thursday, 22 March at 12:30pm
Guy-Favreau Complex, 200 René Lévesque ouest


Lucy is the sole financial support for her three children. They live in Guatemala with their grandmother and depend entirely on the remittances sent by their mother for all their basic needs (food, shelter, school fees, etc.). If Lucy were deported, her children would immediately lose their sole source of financial support.

Lucy travelled through Mexico on the infamous La Bestia train to the US and later to Canada in order to find a way to support her children after her husband died. Her refugee application was refused but she remained in Canada undocumented in order to be able to continue to support them.

Last summer Lucy filed a humanitarian application for permanent residence in an attempt to regularize her status. In January, a CBSA officer informed her lawyer that Lucy’s file would not be studied unless she turned herself in to face deportation. However, Canadian immigration law says that the Minister must study all humanitarian applications inside Canada; the CBSA officer’s action was illegal. Neither Immigration Canada nor CBSA have responded to her lawyer’s request to clarify the situation and activists are calling on the Minister to investigate the CBSA officer and bring charges if warranted (1).

According to Immigration Canada, Lucy’s file is in fact being evaluated, and a response could normally be expected imminently if she were allowed to remain in Canada. Unless Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale intervenes to suspend the deportation, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen expedites processing of her file, or the City of Montreal takes its responsibility seriously, Lucy will likely be deported before her file is determined.


Source: Solidarity Across Borders and Immigrant Workers Centre

Contact: 438 933 7654 or 438 881 9174 or


2 Responses to “Phone / email / social media jam to demand a halt to deportation proceedings for Lucy Granados!”

  1. doug March 24, 2018 at 5:33 am #

    About time they throw this woman out! She is here illegally so why all the fuss?Go back to your own country where you belong.As much as Julian hates Canada I’m surprised he isn’t helping her pack and escort her to Cuba with all his commie

  2. waterlooregionadvocate April 28, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    I’m curious Julian why you permit someone as polite, courteous and respectful (or otherwise) as Doug to continue commenting on your Blog. You do know that you can delete him I assume.

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