Sanctuary Caravan in the Press

"Sara Gozalo on Sanctuary Caravan" --Asheville FM December 7, 2018

"The gassing of migrants who are trying to cross the border is just the latest tactic of a system that's racist and unjust, ant that's been doing violence for decades." 

"Back from the Border" --Daily Hampshire Gazette December 7, 2018

The aim of Sanctuary Caravan, Murray explained, is to “meet, witness and accompany people.”
Among other actions, Sanctuary Caravan will train volunteers to walk people to the border and to help migrants on the U.S. side of the border, in San Diego, get to shelters.
And they’re calling for thousands of volunteers to go to the border. “We view that as an act of non-violent disobedience,” Murray said.

"NYC Volunteers Prepare to Offer Moral Support to Migrants"--WNYC, December 4, 2018

New Sanctuary leaders emphasized their goal is not to make waves but to accompany asylum-seekers at a difficult juncture and to add more humanity to the process. "If you're an asshole to a CBP officer, the CBP officer will take it out on your friend," warned Sara Gozalo, of New Sanctuary Coalition, which refers to immigrants as "friends."

"NYC Faith Leaders Administer Aid (And Wedding Vows) To Sanctuary Caravan In Tijuana" -- Gothamist, November 28, 2018

Minister Heaven Berhane, one of the faith leaders who had come down with the Sanctuary Caravan, wondered aloud why the United Nations was not playing a more active role in what had very clearly become a refugee camp along the U.S. border. “Last year, I was on the island of Lesbos in Greece, visiting a refugee camp, and what I’m seeing here in Tijuana is… I’m having flashbacks,” said Berhane, who came to America as a one-year-old refugee from Eritrea.

"New York Sanctuary Caravan to bear witness, offer assistance to migrants on both sides of the U.S. border" -- United Church of Christ News, November 27, 2018

The Coalition hopes the Sanctuary Caravan will be a long-term effort with a physical presence on both sides of the border. The project includes a clinic on the Mexico side helping people prepare to present themselves to CBP; U.S. citizens who will accompany those crossing the border to witness and wait for them to be released; and volunteer networks to help them connect with organizations and resources that will continue to offer safety and support.

"'Sanctuary Caravan' to Assist Migrants at U.S.-Mexico Border" -- Democracy Now!, November 15, 2018

In New York, the immigrant rights group the New Sanctuary Coalition has launched a “Sanctuary Caravan” to assist migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the Central American caravans. The Sanctuary Caravan will bring volunteers to the border, where some are planning to camp out for 40 days and 40 nights as they offer assistance on both sides of the border.

"NYC immigrant rights group organizing caravan of activists to aid migrants at the border" -- Metro USA, November 14, 2018

“This is not a protest. This is working in solidarity with people so they may cross the border and continue their right to ask for asylum as both U.S. and international law says they have a right to do,” Gozalo said. “We are not there to create chaos — quite the opposite. We are there to make it as efficient and as nonchaotic as possible, to process as many people as possible on every single day.”