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Former President Carter defends Trump on immigration as deal is reached (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Thursday, September 14, 2017, 00:17

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President Donald Trump has an unlikely defender of his approach to immigration law: former President Jimmy Carter.

Speaking to Georgia college students, the 39th president expressed optimism Wednesday that Trump might break a legislative logjam with his controversial six-month deadline for Congress to address the immigration status of 800,000-plus U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children.

Carter's words proved prescient.

As the 92-year-old Democrat spoke at Emory University in Atlanta, Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi of California and Chuck Schumer of New York were huddled with the Republican Trump at the White House; afterward, Pelosi and Schumer announced a deal they say would protect young immigrants from deportation and grant some Republican demands on border security.

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