Donald Trump And Immigrant Girl Meet Face To Face On Time Cover

Nellie Chapman
June 22, 2018

Children can not follow their family members or guardians into custody, so USA guidelines mandate that those children be separated - often from their parents.

Her name, and her current whereabouts, remain unknown.

The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that the Honduran girl and her mother were not separated.

A 10-year-old boy was terrified and the photographer tried to calm him by showing him pictures he had taken of the Rio Grande.

Moore says that the series of photographs he captured that night were hard for him to take "as a journalist, as a human being, and especially as a father" as he knew that the children would soon be separated from their parents into separate detention centers.

"[The mother] was told to set the child down while she was searched".

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Moore said he captured the photograph while on an official ride-along with U.S. Border Patrol and that he was "overcome with sadness" when he took it. "As a photojournalist covering this story for years, and as the father of three children including a toddler, it was personally very hard for me to photograph", he said.

In April, the Trump administration announced a "zero tolerance" policy for illegal crossings, saying that any asylum attempt that is not made at an appropriate port of entry will be deemed illegal and the person will be prosecuted even if they have no criminal history.

"All that happens behind closed doors". "And I think if everyone involved in this debate sees each other as human beings worthy of respect, ultimately we can find humane solutions". The girl was among a group of women and children gathered on a dirt road that the agents stopped near McAllen, Texas.

Photographer John Moore talks during the launch event of his "Undocumented" book on April 19, 2018 in Mexico City.

"Yeah, my first instinct is to try to make a joke, and it's not always appropriate - though those are the moments when a laugh might be most appreciated", he said.

He told ABC News that he told the boy, in Spanish, "don't worry, everything's going to be OK", but now he wishes he didn't do that. "I don't know that at all".

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