Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez - Liberation Not Deportation!

  • 300 West Georgia, vancouver Coast Salish Territories

MIGRANT DIGNITY, NOT MIGRANT DEATHS!

(en español abajo)

Yesterday we confirmed the news of Lucia Vega Jimenez’s death while under Canadian Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) custody. Migrant communities and activists are still reeling from the news of this tragic and shameful death and we send our prayers, rage and condolences to her family members and loved ones.

For full background and details:
https://noii-van.resist.ca/?p=5744

WHAT CAN I DO?

1) If you have one minute, please sign and share this petition:

https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/steven-blaney-order-a-full-transparent-and-independent-civilian-inquiry-and-investigation-into-lucia-s-death#

and this image on social media:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=500023813448000

2) If you have five more minutes, please call these numbers directly to pressure for an independent investigation and an end to cruel and punitive conditions of migrant detention.

Lisa Lapointe, Chief Coroner: 604 660-7745
Barb McLintock, BC Coroners Service: 250-356-9253
Steven Blaney, Public Safety Minister: 613-944-4875 or 613-992-7434
Roslyn MacVicar, Pacific Regional Director CBSA: 604-666-0760
John Dyck, Metro Vancouver District Director CBSA: 604-775-6790

3) If you have a few hours to come honour the life of Lucia Vega Jimenez, come out on Friday January 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm in front of CBSA offices at 300 West Georgia for a vigil and community gathering by community members, No One Is Illegal, and Latin American Committee for Refugees and Migrant Justice.

Last year there were over 9,000 migrants detained, including 289 children. We say: not one more death, not one more detention, not one more deportation.

DEMANDS:

TO: Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney, Canadian Border Services Agency, and BC Coroners Service

1) We urge you to immediately order a full, transparent and independent civilian inquiry and investigation into the tragic and shameful death of Lucia Vega Jimenez while under CBSA custody.

2) We need independent civilian oversight and a comprehensive review of migrant detention policies.

3) Cruel and punitive conditions of migrant detention, such as indefinite detention, as well as new regulations under the Refugee Exclusion Act that permit mandatory detention and a two-tier refugee system, must end.

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ayer confirmamos la noticia de que Lucia Vega Jimenez ha muerto mientras estaba detenida por Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Las comunidades de inmigrantes y activistas todavia estan impresionados por la noticia de esta muerte tragica y enviamos nuestras oraciones, rabia y condolencias ha su familia.

Que puedes hacer?

1) si tienes un minuto por favor firma y comparte esta peticion:

https://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/steven-blaney-order-a-full-transparent-and-independent-civilian-inquiry-and-investigation-into-lucia-s-death#

2) si tienes cinco minutos mas, llama a estos numeros directamente para pedir una investigacion indepediente y para pedir el fin de las condiciones crueles de detencion

Lisa Lapointe, Chief Coroner: 604 660-7745
Barb McLintock, BC Coroners Service: 250-356-9253
Steven Blaney, Public Safety Minister: 613-944-4875 or 613-992-7434
Roslyn MacVicar, Pacific Regional Director CBSA: 604-666-0760
John Dyck, Metro Vancouver District Director CBSA: 604-775-6790

3) si tienes unas cuantas hora ven a recordar la vida de Lucia Vega Jimenez el viernes 31 de enero del 2014 a las 5:30pm el frente de las oficinas de CBSA en 300 West Georgia en una vigilia organizada por No One is Illegal y Latin American Committee for Refugees and Migrant Justice.

no mas muertes, no mas detenciones, no mas deportaciones.