Time’s latest Donald Trump cover lashes him over immigration policy

Leroy Wright
June 22, 2018

"Welcome to America", the headline on the cover says. The original photograph, that had gone viral, captured a Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained in McAllen in Texas.

Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to stop the separation of families at the border. The striking use of these two images together exemplifies the debate around immigration, family separation, and the "zero tolerance" policy, which the Trump administration instituted in early May. "As the border patrol took peoples' names down, I could see a mother holding a young child", Moore said on Weekend Edition Sunday to Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

"It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources", the order read.

"These folks, they didn't know what was about to happen" with the policy leading to the separation of families, photographer John Moore told ABC News.

Moore has been covering border issues for a decade now as a photojournalist and produced a book of a collection of photos called, "Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border".

The cover takes the trending photo from Getty Images' John Moore of a little girl crying while border agents search her mother and combines it with a photo of the president.

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It's the 21st time Mr Trump has appeared on the cover of Time in one form or another.

"As a father myself, it was very hard for me to see these families detained, knowing that they would soon be split up", Moore told Getty's blog Foto.

The spotlighted toddler and her mother, whose names have not been released, crossed onto USA soil from Mexico last week. "They had no idea, and I did and that's what made this different for me".

Time wrote that it selected the photo because of how powerful it was. "Ever since I took those pictures, I think about that moment often".

Sanchez and her daughter had left Puerto Cortes, a major Honduran port north of the capital city, Tegucigalpa, without telling Valera or the couple's three other children, he said. "All I wanted to do was pick her up".

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