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

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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.

Former President Jimmy Carter
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Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the nation more like an "oligarchy than a democracy" and casting President Donald Trump as a disappointment on the world stage.

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