Trump's highly-contested child separation policy takes centre stage.
Time magazine just released the cover photo for their upcoming issue, and it directly tackles a salient and troubling phenomenon. The image features President Donald Trump looking down at a tearful and frightened child asylum seeker with the headline "Welcome to America" printed above. This is the publication's third issue to feature the POTUS on the cover in as many weeks.
John Moore, a photographer for Getty Images, shot the image of a 2-year-old Honduran girl, which effectively went viral amid the harrowing veracity of Trump's "zero tolerance" policy.
The spotlighted toddler and her mother, whose names have not been released, crossed onto U.S. soil from Mexico last week. They were promptly apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and relocated to a processing centre.
Due to widespread backlash, Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will effectively put an end to his policy. Children and their parents will now be detained together until their criminal proceedings come to an end.
A representative for the Customers and Border Protection revealed that the Honduran mother and her child were reunited, and the two are now being held together in a detention centre.