Time Magazine Lays Child Migrant Crisis At President Trump’s Feet

Time Magazine Lays Child Migrant Crisis At President Trump’s Feet

The story focuses on Trump's policy and how it impacts American ideals.

Today's TIME cover juxtaposes a cutout photo of US president Trump in profile, with another cutout from a well-known image of a family being detained at the US-Mexico border. "With each passing month [Trump] is testing anew just how far from our founding humanism his "America first" policies can take us".

"Just and democratic" have disappeared as qualities the USA once sought to promote beyond its borders and has now been replaced with a new twist on the slogan "America first", Mr Vick writes.

Getty photographer John Moore photographs immigrants crossing the U.S. -Mexico border. A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection also confirmed to the Daily Beast that the mother and daughter were not separated.

In what is an obvious statement about the harsh nature of the child separation policy, the cover emphasises that immigration isn't a black and white parliamentary issue, but a very real, humanitarian one. That's when Moore snapped the now-famous photo.

2,000 families separated at USA border in six weeks
So did USA policy change or not? Because they won't, Congress must take a stand and pass our Keep Families Together Act . The policy has also provoked disquiet among the conservative evangelical community.

The heart-wrenching image, captured by award-winning Getty Images photographer John Moore, was spread across the front pages of global newspapers. "This one was tough for me".

"As soon as it was over, they were put into a van", he told the magazine.

Valera said the little girl and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, have been detained together in the Texas border town of McAllen, where Sanchez has applied for asylum, and they were not separated after being detained near the border. I asked her, why?

In a CNN interview with John Moore, the photographer who took the images, he says that the girl and her mother were separated for about ten seconds while the border security agent searched the mother. When the mother set her daughter down so that she could be searched and the young girl began to cry, Moore said he "was nearly overcome with emotion myself". "All that happens behind closed doors". "And I think if everyone involved in this debate sees each other as human beings worthy of respect, ultimately we can find humane solutions".

But many questions remain and the fate of the 2,300 children already separated from their parents is unclear.

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