Young Guatemalan migrants make perilous trek to United States

Americas Now

In Central America, young migrants are leaving home without parental permission to make a perilous trek to the United States.

In search of better economic opportunities, they embark on a journey that Amnesty International has called “one of the world’s most dangerous.” But not all make it.

Correspondent Harris Whitbeck speaks to migrants from Guatemala who were caught by authorities in Mexico, and made return home.

Fleeing Guatemala

Fleeing Guatemala

In Central America, young migrants are leaving home without parental permission to make a perilous trek to the United States. In search of better economic opportunities, they embark on a journey that Amnesty International has called "one of the world's most dangerous." But not all make it.