Time magazine cover puts Trump face to face with crying immigrant girl

Pauline Gross
June 22, 2018

The new cover features a picture of Trump looking down at a crying young migrant girl with the words "Welcome to America" in the background.

"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 photo is taken from the little girl's eye level, while the adults stand over her, out of frame.

Likewise, the cover story, "A Reckoning After Trump's Border Separation Policy: What Kind of Country Are We?" by Karl Vick, doesn't mince words about what it sees as the eroding of our traditional norms and values by the current president.

The cover is for the July 2 edition of the magazine, which will appear on newsstands the week of Independence Day.

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The new cover features an iconic photo captured by Getty Images Pulitzer Prize-winning photograhper John Moore. "I had to stop and take deep breaths", he continued. "All I wanted to do was pick her up". They were later transported to a U.S. Customer and Border Protection processing center. "It was a moonless night", Moore told NPR in a recent interview.

Amid all kinds of torture, unaccompanied immigrant children held at a detention centre in the U.S. state of Texas were also forcibly given a variety of psychotropic drugs, claimed a lawsuit, IANS reported.The lawsuit that was made public on Wednesday alleged that immigrant children at Shiloh Treatment Centre in Houston, a government-run facility that houses unaccompanied migrant kids, were held down and told they would not be able to see their parents unless they took the psychiatric drugs.

Donald Trump may have announced the end to his breathtakingly cruel child separation policy yesterday. 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. Since Attorney-General Jeff Sessions announced the policy, almost 2,000 children have been taken away from their parents.

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