separation policy

Iconic photo ultimately didn’t tell the story but it wasn’t ‘fake news’

Page 1 of the June 25-July 1 issue included the iconic image by Getty Images staff photographer John Moore. Details about the girl in the photo and her family were revealed after the page went to press.

The photo published on the front page of the June 25-July 1 issue of the Review prompted many readers to question its use.

The photograph was taken on June 12 by Getty Images staff photographer John Moore in McAllen, Texas. We licensed the image from Getty Images through Catholic News Agency.

After national outcry, Trump signs executive order seeking resolution to family separation policy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

The executive order seeks to work around a 1997 consent decree that bars the federal government from keeping children in immigration detention — even if they are with their parents — for more than 20 days. The executive order instructs the attorney general to seek federal court permission to modify the consent decree.

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