Help us grow the Fronterizo Fianza Fund and get more people free from immigration detention!
Send cash, money order, or check to:
Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee-Fianza Fund
816 Magoffin Ave.
El Paso, TX 79901
Make checks payable to Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee and remember to put 'Fianza Fund' in the subject line!
The Fronterizo Fianza Fund helps post immigration bonds and also supports still-detained people through small deposits to commissary and telephone accounts or miscellaneous expenses upon release. 100% of your donation directly benefits detained individuals and their families. The Fianza Fund is administered by a grassroots collective based in El Paso, Texas (note: we do not yet have 501(c)(3) status-though we are working on it!). Contact us if you have questions!
DONATIONS THROUGH PAYPAL:
Bank-to-bank transfers are free--go to PayPal.com and use email address DMSCelpaso@gmail.com. You can also donate with a card (but fees are lower through DonorBox ☜☜)
¡GRACIAS A USTEDES, JoaQuÍn and Marius are free!
Dozens of donations--ranging from $5 to $5000--flowed in to help both Joaquín and Marius get out of detention on October 29! Joaquín is a queer Central American whose judge in detention told him she'd reject his asylum claim even before hearing the merits of his case. Marius spent 7 months in detention and is one of just two African individuals we've ever seen granted a bond in El Paso. In total, their bonds were an outrageous $35,000.
Special agradecimientos to Grassroots Leadership, UndocuBlack Network, and a couple of anonymous donors who took special interest in their cases. Marius and Joaquín will now be able to pursue asylum in freedom, where they'll have a far greater likelihood of winning!
SAVE THE DATE(S)
11/17: The next edition of #CumbiaContraLaMigra in El Paso will be held at the Lowbrow Palace with compas Trillo, Beso Negro, and Polvo de Muertos spinning!! Click here for more info and tickets!
11/24: BROOKLYN! Bacchanal without Borders vol. III will happen at Island to Island--tell all your NYC friends!
I WANT TO HAVE A GREATER IMPACT-WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Organize a fundraising event!
Organize a movie night, a silent auction, or another fun event to raise money for the Fianza Fund! These events are also a great way to build community and raise awareness about the detention system--and you don't even have to be near us! Contact us to discuss ideas!
Volunteer with the Fianza Fund!
If you're in West Texas/New Mexico/Cd. Juárez, you can help us engage with impacted families, raise funds, and even go to post bonds! We also have ways you can support people still detained through visits, translation, and documentation! Please email us at FianzaFund@gmail.com
See what people are doing to support the Fianza Fund!