McAllen: Photographer tells story behind viral image of crying toddler at US-Mexico border

She’s the little girl whose tear-stained face has gone viral around the world.The two-year-old Honduran girl and her mother were among the many families stopped at the US-Mexican border in recent days, as they tried to cross illegally from the Rio Grande Valley. The toddler was briefly separated from her mother and promptly burst into tears, as the woman was searched by US border authorities.

Then mother and daughter were taken away where the mother was presumably charged.Photographer John Moore from Getty Images had only moments to snap a picture of the little girl — not enough time to get even her name.” I could see the fear on their faces, in their eyes,” he told National Public Radio.” As the Border Patrol took people’s names down, I could see a mother holding a young child. And when it came time for that mother and the two-year-old daughter to be searched before transportation to the processing centre, they asked the mother to set down her daughter.

Source: McAllen: Photographer tells story behind viral image of crying toddler at US-Mexico border – Donald Trump’s America – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)