An undocumented would be harassed by border agents

News 29 March, 2018
  • Francis Pilon
    Relatives of Lucy Francineth Granados met with the Fédération des femmes du Québec on Thursday to denounce the harassment suffered by their friend. From left to right: Amy Darwish, Mary Foster, Viviana Medina, Anna, Alonso Gamarra

    Francis Pilon

    Thursday, 29 march, 2018 18:44

    Thursday, 29 march, 2018 18:48

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    The family of a Guatemalan undocumented migrants to support their friend in detention has been harassed by border agents since it has been highly publicized since his arrest.

    Lucy Francineth Granados has avoided deportation to his country of origin at the beginning of the week after being fainted. Always in detention, the new date of his return has been set for 13 April.

    “The only time it sees the light of day, it is when we visited him, expresses the tear in the eye Viviana Medina, the Centre of workers and immigrants (CTI). The border agents follow the not, she is never alone and they treated them with contempt because it is mediated. It is treated as a criminal, even if this is not the case. “

    Ms. Medina added that some of the agents of the Agency of Canada border services (CBSA) have simply asked in a threatening manner to Ms. Granados ‘You, who are you to be mediatized?” or “You, who are you, why people are being mobilized for you ?” several times.

    More details on the harassment allegedly suffered by Ms. Granados will be announced during an upcoming press conference with family members and mental health professionals.

    Dominique McNeely, a spokesman for the border services Agency of Canada, had to comment on these accusations of harassment with the 24 Hours, but he finally withdrew at the last minute.

    Health worrying

    By then, the entourage of Lucy Francineth Granados is concerned about the mental state of the Guatemalan that deteriorates over the weeks.

    “Lucy called me yesterday, tells the story of Alonso Gamarra, a member of Solidarity without borders. My friend is currently being treated with cruelty, it is slowly becoming disoriented since his arrest was violent. It is not even able to finish a sentence without crying. “



    • 2009 : arrival in Canada
    • 2012 : requests for asylum refused
    • 2017 : Filed an application for permanent residence
    • March 20, 2018 : detention in Laval
    • March 25, 2018 : eviction cancelled after being fainted
    • April 13, 2018 : new date of his removal