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Why families by the thousands are fleeing Honduras for U.S.

Clip: 03/29/2019 | 9m 44s Video has closed captioning.

Despite the ongoing immigration debate, with its polarization and publicity, thousands of migrants are still embarking monthly upon the arduous trip to the U.S. border. Why are families fleeing Central America, knowing the journey will be dangerous -- and very likely futile? Special correspondent Marcia Biggs reports on the gang violence and so-called “war tax” driving Hondurans from their homes.

Aired: 03/29/19

Rating: NR

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