John Moore

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6月 12日,在美國德州的麥卡倫市,來自宏都拉斯的幼童 Yanela Sanchez 在她和媽媽 Sandra Sanchez 被美國邊境警察收押時大哭失聲。許多移民家庭順著格蘭河從墨西哥乘筏渡河來到美國,之後被美國有關當局拘留。Sandra Sanchez 表示在她和女兒從中美洲到墨西哥,再往美國尋求庇護前,已經舟車勞頓了一個月。川普政府針對邊境移民宣布了「零容忍」政策,任何被抓到要進入美國國境的移民都會遭到刑事起訴。因此許多被逮捕的父母被迫與孩子分離,被送往不同的拘留所。這張照片在全球發表後,美國海關及邊境保衛局證實 Yanela 和她的媽媽並不在眾多被美國官員分開的家庭之列。儘管如此,大眾仍對如此有爭議性的做法表達強烈反對,也使得美國總統川普在 6月 20日撤銷此政策。

John Moore

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Honduran toddler Yanela Sanchez cries as she and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, are taken into custody by US border officials in McAllen, Texas, USA, on 12 June.

Immigrant families had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were then detained by US authorities. Sandra Sanchez said that she and her daughter had been traveling for a month through Central America and Mexico before reaching the US to seek asylum. The Trump Administration had announced a ‘zero tolerance’ policy at the border under which immigrants caught entering the US could be criminally prosecuted. As a result, many apprehended parents were separated from their children, often sent to different detention facilities. After this picture was published worldwide, US Customs and Border Protection confirmed that Yanela and her mother had not been among the thousands who had been separated by US officials. Nevertheless, public outcry over the controversial practice resulted in President Donald Trump reversing the policy on 20 June.