Ex-President Carter: Give Trump credit on forcing immigration debate
Added 09-14-17 01:29:02am EST - “Former President Jimmy Carter?"speaking to Georgia college students on Wednesday-- expressed optimism that President Trump might break a legislative logjam with his controversial six-month deadline for Congress to address the immigration…” - Foxnews.com
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Former President Jimmy Carter speaks at a Baptist conference in Atlanta this month. (Associated Press)
Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday expressed optimism that President Donald Trump might break a legislative logjam with his 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 told Emory University students that the "pressures and the publicity that Trump has brought to the immigration issue" could even yield comprehensive immigration law changes that Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama could not muster.
"I don't see that as a hopeless cause," Carter said. He added that Trump's critics, including himself, "have to give him credit when he does some things that are not as bad" as they are depicted.
"As a matter of fact, to give Trump some due, he hasn't ended DACA yet," Carter said. "What he said is he's given the Congress six months to address the issue, which is long overdue."
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