Migrants are falling prey to social media misinformation about U.S.-Mexico border 

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Many asylum seekers are falling prey to misinformation spreading on social media including claims the U.S-Mexico border is open. NBC News’ Guad Venegas is at the Guatemala-Mexico border speaking with migrants about how false information is pushing families to make the dangerous journey north.

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