TIME Unveils Cover Of July Issue, Focuses On Immigration In US

Glen Norman
June 22, 2018

The image shows a two-year-old Honduran girl crying while her mother is searched and detained, and has become a visual centerpiece in the heated debate over USA policy on immigration and family separations.

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 image of a crying immigrant child - a cutout from a Getty Images picture from photographer John Moore that has come to represent the ongoing border crisis - is juxtaposed next to the president, who is looking down at the girl.

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


According to Time, Moore had said,"This one was tough for me". But then, Moore told The Post, the woman picked up her daughter, they walked into the van, and the van drove away. I asked her, why?

Making a bold statement, TIME's editors selected John Moore's photograph to create a photo illustration, including Trump, to make the July 2, 2018, cover of the magazine.

Donald Trump may have announced the end to his breathtakingly cruel child separation policy yesterday. "I took only a few photographs and was nearly overcome with emotion myself".

Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to stop the separation of families at the border. She was arrested by agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Border Patrol near Hidalgo, Texas, while traveling with a family member.


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

Keeping families together does not change the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.

However, some have criticized the story and the cover for its treatment of the subjects they are representing, for not taking a hard enough stance on the policy's connection to white supremacy, and for exploiting the trauma of immigrant children for shock value-especially given this morning, BuzzFeed News reported that ICE doesn't know the Honduran child's name or current whereabouts.

"[The mother] was told to set the child down while she was searched". The Associated Press quoted the Border Patrol as saying that close to 200 people inside the facility were minors, unaccompanied by a parent.


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