Now TIME magazine is releasing a heartbreaking cover that takes aim at Trump and this policy.
With both law enforcement and mother abstracted from the picture, the cover prompts readers to mull the ultimate consequences of a policy that separated 2,300 children from their parents, and puts Trump, the power behind the policy, face-to-face with his most smallest victims.
The new cover features an iconic photo captured by Getty Images Pulitzer Prize-winning photograhper John Moore.
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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.
"We're going to have strong, very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together", the President said.
The Trump administration's so-called "zero tolerance" policy has resulted in many people being taken into federal custody immediately after crossing the border.
Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to end his policy, detaining kids and parents together until their criminal proceedings are concluded.
Last week at the summit in Singapore with North Korea, Trump asked TIME reporter Brian Bennett, "Am I on the cover again this week?" States far from the border, including MI and NY, have already received detained children who were flown in.