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Vigil for Lucia Vega Jimenez - Died in CBSA Detention

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On December 28, 2013 Lucia died at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital, while still under CBSA custody.


Vigil and community gathering to honour the life of Lucia Vega Jimenez who died under Canadian Border Services Agency custody. Lucia was a 42-year old Mexican migrant who worked in Vancouver, Canada as a hotel worker. She was arrested by Transit police for an unpaid bus ticket and then transferred to immigration authorities, who detained and incarcerated her at a provincial prison pending deportation. From there she was transferred to the detention holding cells at the Vancouver International Airport on December 19, 2013, and on December 20, 2013 she hung herself in the bathroom stalls of the detention center.



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