The image has been seen and shared by millions, as Trump's controversial policy of taking asylum-seeking children from their families and holding them in US foster care-while their mothers and fathers are jailed and criminally prosecuted-draws fierce criticism. They were later detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents and then sent to a processing centre for possible separation.
Julianne Moore, Kathy Griffin, Katie Holmes, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Laura Dern are just a few of the celebrities who have shared the powerful image, which features a photo of a 2-year-old Honduran girl crying as her mother was being detained in McAllen, Tex.
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The toddler and her mother, whose names have not been released, crossed into the United States from Mexico last week.
Trump has yet to comment on the cover, but given his usual disdain for media criticism, it's likely only a matter of time.
The cover comes a day after the president signed an executive order to stop his administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the USA border. And so on one hand, I always prefer a photograph to be used with its normal integrity.More news: Sepp Blatter Thinks UK And Ireland Could Host 2030 World Cup
Dozens of newspapers and magazines around the globe published the picture, swelling the tide of outrage that pushed Trump to back down Wednesday and say families would no longer be separated. As soon as it was over, they were put into a van. "All I wanted to do was pick her up, but I couldn't". "But on the other, I don't take great exception to them doing an illustration", he said. Editors made a decision to feature the image on the cover "due to [its] power".
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