Time magazine's new cover is a chilling representation of Trump's border policy.

Trump may have signed an executive order, but the crisis he created is far from over.

The cover of Time magazine's new issue is horrifying — and, sadly, justified.

An edited image of Trump stands on the right side and gazes down, expressionless, at a terrorized migrant girl, whose photo went viral after her mother was stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this week.

"Welcome to America," the chilling cover reads.

The cover poses a sincere question to every reader: What kind of country are we?

It's a question many Americans are wrestling with.


After facing intense backlash for enforcing a "zero tolerance" border policy, the president signed an executive order to end the humanitarian crisis his administration created. The policy, deemed unnecessarily cruel to a wide majority of Americans, separated children — including toddlers and infants — from their migrant parents at America's southern border. Children were placed in facilities many have compared to prisons and internment camps. Many were placed into cages.

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images.

Now, thousands of children have been left separated from their parents. And, at the time of publication, the Trump administration has no coherent plans to reunite the families it tore apart.

These families are desperate asylum seekers fleeing violence in Central America — including the mother of the small child on Time's new cover.

The teary-eyed girl in pink is a 2-year-old from Honduras who's experienced a heartbreaking amount of trauma.

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images.

"The mother told me they had been traveling for a full month and were exhausted," says photographer John Moore, who captured the photo for Getty. "They were taken into custody with a group of about 20 immigrants, mostly women and children, at about 11 p.m."

The girl and her mother were stopped near the Rio Grande River in Texas. They'd traveled 1,500 miles in an attempt to find safety in America.

"I took only a few photographs and was almost overcome with emotion myself," Moore said of the experience.

"Then, very quickly, they were in the van, and I stopped to take a few deep breaths."

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images.

While Trump caved to political pressures and ended his policy separating families, the larger story is just beginning.

These kids — and their parents — desperately need our help. They need to be reunited, and they need the financial help to do it.

Learn more about ways you can help asylum-seeking families like this one.

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In many ways, 18-year-old Idaho native, Hank Cazier, is like any other teenager you've met. He loves chocolate, pop music, and playing games with his family. He has lofty dreams of modeling for a major clothing company one day. But one thing that sets him apart may also jeopardize his future is his recent battle against a brain tumor.

Cazier was diagnosed in 2015. When he had surgery to remove the tumor, he received trauma to his brain and lost some of his motor functionality. He's been in physical, occupational, and speech therapy ever since. The experience impacted Cazier's confidence and self-esteem, so he's been looking for a way to build himself back up again.

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Enter Make-A-Wish, a nonprofit organization that grants wishes for children battling critical illnesses, providing them a chance to make the impossible possible. The organization partnered with Macy's to raise awareness and help make those wishes a reality. The hope is that the "wish effect" will improve their quality of life and empower them with the strength they need to overcome these illnesses and look towards the future. That was a particularly big deal for Cazier, who had been feeling like so many of his wishes weren't going to be possible because of his critical illness.

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