WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s immigration plan (all times local): 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 on the signature issue from his first campaign as he eyes a 2020 reelection. He said Thursday it was time to “restore national unity.” He suggested the plan could get passed after the 2020 election if necessary because the House could flip back to the GOP. ___ 3 p.m. President Donald Trump says the immigration plan he’s proposing would prioritize “totally brilliant” immigrants. Trump on Thursday laid out a merit-based plan that would give preferential treatment to high-skilled workers. He says right now the U.S. immigration laws “discriminate against genius” and “discriminate against brilliance” because most of the green cards are given to low-skilled people who would make low wages. Under the plan, the country would award the… Read full this story
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