WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s immigration plan (all times local): 7:55 p.m. The immigration plan unveiled by President Donald Trump includes a proposal to allow public donations to pay for his long-promised southern border wall. A fact sheet release by the White House on Thursday evening says the president’s proposal “will safeguard our homeland by continuing to add to the 400-plus miles of border wall underway in strategic locations” and “will also enable public donations for the wall.” One GoFundMe campaign launched by war veteran Brian Kolfage has raised more than $20 million for wall construction. Trump forced a government shutdown to try to secure money to fulfill the central promise of his 2016 campaign and then issued an emergency declaration to circumvent Congress for additional funds. ___ 3:20 p.m. President Donald Trump says that if Democrats won’t adopt his merit-based immigration plan, he’ll get it passed after the election. Trump on Thursday unveiled his proposal in a Rose Garden news conference with little hard-line rhetoric. He says he wants to recruit the “most brilliant” people to live in the U.S. through a system that rewards talent and brains. Trump is seeking to put a softer facade… Read full this story
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