Mexico Offers to Deploy 6,000 Troops to Guatemala Border to Stop Migration to U.S.

Mexico Offers to Deploy 6,000 Troops to Guatemala Border to Stop Migration to U.S.As part of ongoing negotiations to avoid the tariffs President Trump threatened last week, Mexican officials have offered to deploy 6,000 national guard troops to their border with Guatemala to stem the flow of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to the U.S.The plan under consideration would also require that migrants seek refuge in the first country they arrive in after leaving home, according to the Washington Post. Guatemalan migrants, under the plan, would be required to seek refuge in Mexico while Salvadorans and Venezuelans would be required to remain in Guatemala.Any migrant that does make it to the U.S. border would be deported to the closest country of refuge.However, the Mexico delegation has reportedly made clear that the proposed concessions will not be implemented if the president moves forward with his threat to implement a five percent tariff on all Mexican goods entering the U.S.The Trump administration also plans to tighten asylum rules to make the “credible fear” interview, which determines whether a migrant can remain in the U.S. while their claim is being adjudicated, more difficult.The White House has said that the tariffs, which Mexican officials claim will hurt their ability to step up enforcement, will take effect Monday if Mexico City fails to take action to stem the overwhelming tide of Central American asylum-seekers arriving at the U.S. border.Mexican officials estimate that their increased enforcement will reduce illegal immigration levels to roughly 60,000 arrests per month, but the Trump administration has demanded a return to the rate that held in the opening months of the administration, which was roughly 20,000 arrests.There were 144,000 arrests at the border in April, a 32 percent increase from the previous month and the highest recorded number of arrests in thirteen years, according to border patrol.

Teens graduating in California town nearly destroyed by fire

Teens graduating in California town nearly destroyed by fireOf the 980 students at the school, about 900 lost their homes, according to Principal Loren Lighthall. “We’re able to end where we began,” said 18-year-old Lilly Rickards, who has been sharing a bed with her 26-year-old sister in a small apartment about 15 miles (24 kilometers) away in Chico since she lost her house in the fire. Paradise High School sits across the road from a cemetery, next to an Assemblies of God church.

NASA's Parker solar probe may solve 500-year-old Sun mystery

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on its way to another close encounter with the sun, where investigators hope the spacecraft will solve a long-standing solar mystery: Why is the sun’s outer atmosphere millions of degrees hot (Fahrenheit or Celsius), while the surface is only about 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit (3,300 degrees Celsius)?