The Fronterizx Fianza Fund was created in January 2018 by members of the Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee.
After years of building solidarity with people detained in the region, we observed that many people were detained indefinitely simply because they couldn't afford to pay for their freedom.
People were signing-off on their own deportations out of despair, and families were being exploited by for-profit bail bond companies.
Detained compañerxs themselves shared their idea for a solidarity fund, and we started the Fianza Fund by simply pooling together a few thousand dollars through local fundraising efforts.
Fronterizx Fianza Fund is an active member of the National Bail Fund Network. We are an all-volunteer collective based in El Paso, Cd. Juárez, and New Mexico.