John Moore is a Pulitzer prize-winning photographer for Getty Images who has been photographing the border for over a decade.
"As soon as it was over, they were put into a van", he told the magazine. "Trump may have backed down on the specific practice of family separation, but the larger question remains", Vick wrote in the cover story.
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 US policy on immigration and family separations. "Nine days later-her image having helped force a president's hand-she's on the cover of TIME".
Some users have noted Trump's past obsession with being on the cover of Time magazine, a preoccupation so intense that, at one point, he had fake Time covers hanging in at least four of his golf resorts.
Photographer John Moore spoke with NPR about the June 12 photo, shedding some light on the moving photo that's gone viral across the internet. "I had to stop and take deep breaths", Moore told Time earlier this week.
First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center
She visited a one-story red brick building, which houses 55 children between the ages of 12 and 17. She wants to see a realistic view'.
Time Magazine's latest magazine cover takes a shot at US President Donald Trump's hugely controversial border policy. "I could see on their faces that they had no idea what was about to happen".
"And while Trump ultimately capitulated on the forced separation of children, his new order suggested that families would be detained not only together, but perhaps indefinitely". The girl's mother was being frisked and body-searched (after which she was reportedly detained) when Moore took this picture. States far from the border, including MI and NY, have already received detained children who were flown in.
Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the USA border illegally. "All I wanted to do was pick her up, but I couldn't".
While the separation policy has officially been rolled back, how and when the government plans to reunite those children with their parents is unclear.