Donald Trump & Immigrant Child Featured On Time Magazine's Latest Cover

Saul Bowman
June 22, 2018

Moore was in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas photographing Border Patrol activities as people were crossing the Rio Grande river from Mexico at night. In TIME magazine's latest cover, the reflection is met with indifference in the face of human suffering.

"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.

Moore told NPR that taking the photo and covering the border has been especially challenging recently because he is unsure whether undocumented families are aware of the possibility that they could be separated.

No image has galvanized revulsion toward Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy like the one showing a two-year-old Honduran girl crying-the only light coming from the vehicles around her-as a USA border patrol agent searches her mother near the Mexican border.

Time magazine's new cover places a crying immigrant girl at the feet of US President Donald Trump.


Last week at the summit in Singapore with North Korea, Trump asked a Time reporter if he was going to be on the cover of the magazine again.

Central American asylum seekers wait for transport while being detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents near the U.S. -Mexico border on June 12 in McAllen.

The cover comes a day after the president signed an executive order to stop his administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the USA border. In Moore´s words: "All I wanted to do was pick her up". However, the order did not specify any solution for the 2,300 children who are reportedly being detained or bounced around the country without the parents who crossed the border with them.

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. Before that, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Trump administration officials had said only congressional legislation could stop it. Democrats had insisted the president could bring the practice to an end.

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