No One Is Illegal

Update on Inquest in to Lucia Vega Jimenez’s Death

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After Lucia Vega Jimenez died under Canadian Border Service Agency’s custody in December 2013 a petition with over 8,688 signatures called for a civilian inquiry into her death. Community groups continue to demand an investigation and a comprehensive review of migrant detention policies.

Now, an inquest by the BC Coroner Service into Lucia’s tragic death has revealed the shocking amount of negligent behaviour Lucia encountered throughout the deportation and detention processes. CKUT’s Sula Greene spoke with Karla Lottini from No One Is Illegal-Vancouver about the systemic injustices that migrants face in Canada and the system that failed Lucia Vega Jimenez.

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