Photo of a little girl crying, clicked by John Moore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Getty Images earlier this week had become the face of Donald Trump's new "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. The photograph showed the devasting effect Trump's policy had on innocent and unsuspecting children. The photo showcasing the grave effects of the crisis was viral on social media touching millions of hearts across the globe.
Showcasing the problem at US-Mexico border, TIME Magazine has featured the baby girl on their cover with a cutout of Trump in black suit towering over her looking down. The cover reads, "Welcome to America." The poignant cover has received praises for demonstrating aptly the lack of compassion in the government's orders.
The crying toddler who has become the symbol of government's stringent policies was later identified as a two-year-old Honduran girl. TIME shared the cover on their Twitter with the caption, "TIME's new cover: A reckoning after Trump's border separation policy: What kind of country are we?"
Here is TIME magazine's latest cover:
— TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2018
The photograph was captured as the child and mother entered the United States illegally from Honduras using a raft to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico.
New Yorker‘s latest magazine cover also displayed the horror children had to go through. The cover showed little children peeking from behind the Statue of Liberty.
Here is The New Yorker's cover:
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) June 21, 2018
After the Trump Administration issued a zero-tolerance policy, illegal immigrants were detained by the US Border Patrol agents. They were then processed for possible separation and processed as criminal aliens. While children born were kept in homes, the adults were sent to detention. According to the Department of Homeland Security, over a period of about six weeks in April and May, nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated from their parents.
However, finally, after much backlash Trump directed his administration to keep illegal immigrant families together during the immigration process. He told his Cabinet members during a White House Cabinet meeting said, "I'm directing the Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work together to keep illegal immigrant families together during the immigration process and to reunite these previously separated groups."