DENVER -- Donald Trump is expected to rollout an immigration plan in a visit to the Denver area on Thursday, addressing a crucial issue in a battleground state key to his campaign’s rebound efforts.
The Trump campaign is still finalizing details for the event, which is expected to be invite-only. The same day, the Republican presidential nominee will attend a big-dollar fundraiser in Aspen that includes the option for a VIP meeting with Trump for donors who contribute $25,000 or more.
Two days earlier, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is scheduled to campaign in Colorado. The Virginia senator will talk with small business leaders in Lakewood in a private meeting, as part of a trip that likely includes other nonpublic events.
Trump’s focus on immigration in Colorado, where Latinos represent about 20 percent of the population and roughly 15 percent of the voters, is no accident.
Trump’s hard-line stances on immigration — particularly his proposal to deport as many as 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally and linking immigrants to crime — is being credited for hurting his numbers in Colorado, where he trails Democrat Hillary Clinton by double-digits in multiple polls.
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