"I took a knee and had very few frames of that moment before it was over, and she picked up her daughter, and they were rushed into the van and all taken away".
News in recent days has been dominated by searing images of children held in cages at border facilities, as well as audio recordings of young children crying for their parents - images that have sparked fury, and questions of morality and concern from Republicans about a negative impact on their races in November's midterm elections. The original photograph, that had gone viral, captured a Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained in McAllen in Texas.
Time's cover story asserts that America's president is the frontman for the country and the one who dictates what kind of country we are.
The cover is for the July 2 edition of the magazine, which will appear on newsstands the week of Independence Day. "I had to stop and take deep breaths", he continued. An agent asked the mother to put the child down, and the little girl immediately started crying. Now - they're detained by border patrol.and could be separated. "All I wanted to do was pick her up". That's when the award-winning photographer had realised that this would be an exceptional experience in his entire body of work. Church groups and human rights advocates have sharply criticised the policy, calling it inhumane.
Even though Trump has now signed an executive order that should, for the time being, prevent such separations, there are still serious issues that remain, including reuniting families already separated by the heinous policy as well as what the Trump administration's long game is.
It was a dramatic turnaround after he falsely said that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.