Headlines this morning proclaim the crying little Honduran girl in the picture that’s gone viral, was NOT separated from her mother. The latest revelation of what happened, come from a man claiming to be the girl’s father.
Time magazine overnight posted a story about how they decided on the picture of this weeks cover titled “Welcome To America”.
The online post includes an interview with John Moore, the photographer. I urge you to watch the interview. Moore states, he did not know if the girl would be separated from her mother.
The Time interview was done Tuesday.
Washington Post: The crying Honduran girl on the cover of Time was not separated from her mother, father says.
The photo of the little girl crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent patted down her mother became a symbol of the families pulled apart by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border, even landing on the cover of Time Magazine. But the father of the girl confirmed to The Washington Post Thursday night that the child and mother were not separated.
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John Moore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Getty Images, has been photographing immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for years. This week one of his pictures became the most visible symbol of the immigration debate in America.
“This one was tough for me. As soon as it was over, they were put into a van. I had to stop and take deep breaths,” Moore told TIME Tuesday, describing his reaction to the scene of a two-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained in McAllen, Texas. “All I wanted to do was pick her up. But I couldn’t.”