People around the world are outraged by the US policy of separating families suspected of illegally entering the country.
More than 2,300 children had been taken from their parents by US officials since President Donald Trump enforced his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, prompting an international humanitarian outcry.
Most of the children in custody are of Mexican families arrested at the border.
This is the moment protesters blocked a bus full of migrant children leaving a detention center in Texas.
Posted by AJ+ on Sunday, 24 June 2018
Public anger over the controversial policy has forced Trump to issue an executive order halting the family separation. But the order has been condemned by observers and analysts as falling short of addressing the situation.
Images of young children being taken away from their families and sent to facilities where they will be held have invited outrage among Muslims.
— Nye Armstrong (@nyearmstrong) June 23, 2018
Photos by muslim activist @aliarsalem taken at the Ursula Detention Center in #McAllen. You can read more about what happened this Saturday when a group of protesters from #Dallas run into a bus full of migrant kids. Here is my story with @disolis https://t.co/FDGBxiadht pic.twitter.com/QKgIV0J3rc
— Jenny Manrique (@JennyManriqueC) June 23, 2018
Please take a moment to look at this photo. These immigrant children were crying after being put inside a bus to the detention center. Imam Omar Suleiman placed his hands on the windows to pray. You can see those tiny hands.💔💔💔 #ImmigrantChildren pic.twitter.com/uNFeJYuVrR
— Hamdia Ahmed (@hamdia_ahmed) June 23, 2018
What we don’t know:
2)His favorite toy
3)If he likes chocolate milk
4)What he wants to be when he grows up.
— A Liberal Marine (@USMCLiberal) June 25, 2018
— Sarah Porter (@SColesPorter) June 22, 2018