Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

The new Time magazine cover slams Donald Trump over family separation policy

The new Time magazine cover slams Donald Trump over family separation policy

Moore said he captured the photograph while on an official ride-along with U.S. Border Patrol and that he was "overcome with sadness" when he took it. The mother and child were put into a van and driven off soon after, presumably to a detention center for processing. "Trump may have backed down on the specific practice of family separation, but the larger question remains", Vick wrote in the cover story.

The debate over the Trump administration's immigration policy is still simmering, and the blowback continues to hit Trump - this time in the form of yet another Time magazine cover.

Dozens of harrowing images have rippled across the country from the southern border in recent weeks, but one that has caught the attention of many shows a crying 2-year-old girl who looked on as her mother was searched by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

"Welcome to America", reads the headline on the latest cover of Time magazine, released this morning via Twitter.

Magazine editors wrote that Getty Images photographer John Moore's image of the child was "powerful".

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The photos were put together for a story on the border separation policy. "As I finished taking these photographs, I had to stop and take a few breaths".

A two-year-old Honduran girl cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S. -Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Moore further said that he really wanted to "pick the girl up" at that moment but he couldn't. States far from the border, including MI and NY, have already received detained children who were flown in.

Mr Moore said he told the boy: "It will be OK" and then felt guilty, because he did not know what the child's fate would be.

"I could see the fear on their faces and in their eyes".

While the separation policy has officially been rolled back, how and when the government plans to reunite those children with their parents is unclear.

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