VIDEO Guatemalan reporter explains why border children are fleeing to U.S.

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by TERESA WOODARD

WFAA

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 7 at 12:15 PM

You've heard the number all week -- 52,000 undocumented children making the move across the U.S. border since October.

We've talked a lot about the future of the ones who make it to the U.S. alive, but Friday we wanted to dive into their past. What is going on in these Central American countries that has children risking their lives to get here?

It's a conversation we had via Skype with Guatemalan reporter Maria Renee Barillas.

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