Over the past few weeks, videos, photos, and even audio recordings have surfaced on the internet allowing the public to see how the “zero tolerance” policy is playing out. Some have used these images to update their cover photos on their Facebook and Instagram accounts while others are commenting below them, voicing their disgust for how immigrant families are being treated as they cross the U.S. border attempting to enter into America. While we see and hear information that is significant to the immigration reform that is occurring in America, Time Magazine seems to have captured the essence of it all in one photo.
 
If you haven’t yet seen the cover of the Time Magazine issue that will appear on newsstands on July 2nd, click here to check it out.
 
The cover of the issue that has already caught the attention of thousands is titled, “Welcome to America.” On the solid red cover stands President Donald Trump who is looking down, or perhaps towering over, a young child who is crying and distraught. That child that was used to create the photo illustration for the magazine cover was actually photographed by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Moore. He has been photographing immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for years now, according to Time, but this photo seems to be the most captivating of them all.
Time interviewed Moore to discuss the photo who told the source, “this one was tough for me.” He stated, “as soon as it was over, they were put into a van. I had to stop and take deep breaths.” The two-year-old Honduran girl was crying because she was going to be separated from her mother who was being detained in McAllen, Texas. He went on to say that “all I wanted to do was pick her up. But I couldn’t.”
The reason this child along with thousands of others that have been separated from their parents and other relatives is because once an undocumented immigrant enters the country, they are taken into custody but cannot bring a minor with them. That means their children, no matter what their age may be, are taken from them and placed under the supervision of the Department of Health and Human Services. And it’s all thanks to the “zero-tolerance” policy which was initiated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Thousands of children have been taken away from their families at the border yet is unclear when they will be reunited.
However, after weeks have gone by and hundreds of families ripped apart, President Trump decided to sign an executive order on Wednesday that is expected to keep parents and children together at the border after having received a significant amount of backlash and “intense pressure” from the public [Source: CNN].
President Trump did state, though, that he remains adamant about keeping the border strong while working to “keep families together.” But what about the families that have already been separated and the 11,786 kids under the age of 18 who are currently detained and residing in detention facilities [Source: Kaiser Health News]? Will those kids be reunited with their families?
As of right now, that is unclear, however, with this new executive order, it is expected that fewer families will be separated at the border, that is until a new order or policy is signed and the country is hit with yet another wave of immigration reform.
 
With all that is going on regarding immigration law and the changes being made, anyone who might be dealing with an immigration-related matter is urged to contact USAttorneys.com today. We can connect you with some of the best immigration attorneys who will help you despite how big or small your issue may be.

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