The truth about the girl who starred on the cover of Time magazine
Time magazine , one of the most popular and prestigious in the United States , published on Thursday a shocking cover of its latest edition. In it you can see a giant Donald Trump and a small immigrant girl who cries in the presence of the American president.
” Welcome to the United States “, is the title that accompanies the magazine and shows the powerful leader and the defenseless girl. In his presentation on Twitter, Time refers to the ” separation policy ” of parents and children by the central government.
However, the father of the Honduran girl who stars in the edition indicated that none of this happened and that his daughter was not separated from her mother. In a note offered to Reuters news agency the man said that when both crossed the border they were not placed in different places .
— TIME (@TIME) June 21, 2018
” My child has been a symbol of that situation of separation of children on the border of the United States, perhaps touched the heart of President Trump, ” said Denis Valera. In a brief interview, the man who claimed to be the child’s father also said that the mother, Sandra Sanchez , sought asylum upon arriving in the Texan border city of McAllen . And that the same had been granted.
The Honduran deputy foreign minister, Nelly Jerez , confirmed Valera’s version to the news agency . ” It breaks anyone’s heart, sad with pain because of what she was going through at that moment, ” the man added, referring to what he had felt when he looked at his daughter’s image, taken by photographer John Moore of Getty Images .
Moore , winner of a Pulitzer Prize , at no time reported that the girl had been separated from her mother. ” This (photo) was difficult for me, as soon as it was over, they were put in a van, I had to stop and take deep breaths ,” he told Time .
This is not the first time that apocryphal photos were used to refer to one of the most sensitive and most criticized issues in the immigration policy of the Trump administration . In recent days, a 2014 image has been viralized, making it pass through a new image to question the White House
Trump’s ” zero tolerance ” immigration policy has led to the separation of 2,342 children from their parents on the border between Mexico and the United States between May 5 and June 9. Videos of children separated from their parents and sitting in cages and an audio recording where children were heard crying, unleashed the worldwide anger towards the Trump initiative.
In the last hours, the North American president signed an executive order prohibiting the separation of children of undocumented immigrants.