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IRS and VA Snag Low Ratings From Public In Gallup Poll PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 06:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Bad press for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the IRS appear to have helped put the two federal agencies at or near the bottom of the public's list for performance of federal agencies, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Just 29 percent of those polled rated the VA as Excellent, while 29 percent rated it Fair and 35 percent rated it Poor.

The IRS faired slightly better, with 41 percent rating it Excellent, 29 percent rating it Fair, and 27 percent rating it Poor.

The Postal Service topped the ranking. Seven out of 10 (72 percent) gave the Postal Service an Excellent rating. The FBI was second, with 58 percent saying the law enforcement agency is Excellent.

 
Nomination Of N.C. Native Loretta Lynch For AG Could Be Ensnared In GOP v. White House Showdown PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 November 2014 05:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The backlash to President Obama's immigration executive order could include holding up approval of his judicial nominees, according to a recommendation by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who appeared this weekend on Fox News Sunday.

Possibly ensnared in that tug-of-war is Loretta Lynch, the president's choice for Attorney General, replacing embattled AG Eric Holder. Lynch hails from North Carolina.

Cruz told host Chris Wallace the Republicans, who will control the Senate come January, must respond to what he considers an unprecedented power brag by the president to act with congressional approval to allow up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be shielded from deportation.

 
White House Fact Sheet On President's Illegal Immigration Action PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 November 2014 05:27

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - President Obama addressed the nation Thursday night to explain his plan to allow up to 5 million illegal immigrants to escape the threat of deportation.

The White House fact sheet on the action begins as follows:

"The President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions will help secure the border, hold nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules.  Acting within his legal authority, the President is taking an important step to fix our broken immigration system.

These executive actions crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain undocumented immigrants to pass a criminal background check and pay their fair share of taxes as they register to temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

These are common sense steps, but only Congress can finish the job. As the President acts, he’ll continue to work with Congress on a comprehensive, bipartisan bill—like the one passed by the Senate more than a year ago—that can replace these actions and fix the whole system."

The entire White House document can be accessed at whitehouse.gov.

 
Poll: President's Illegal Immigration Plan Faces Skeptical Public PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As President Obama prepares to address the nation about his plan to issue an executive order to prevent deportation of millions of illegal immigrants, a new poll shows the public isn't on his side of the issue.

Rasmussen Reports polling shows 56 percent of U.S. likely voters believe the federal government already isn’t doing enough to send illegal immigrants back home.

That’s up slightly from 52 percent in April but down from a high of 60 percent last year. Just 16 percent believe the government’s deportation policy is too aggressive, while 17 percent say the number of deportations is about right.

More than half of voters -- 53 percent -- oppose the president's pla to protect up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.

 
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