Representative Brad J. Sherman's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 30, Democratic
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Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 94% 2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 94% 2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 29% 2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Economic Empowerment 100% 2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Immigration Reform 80% 2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 86% 2013-2014 National Iranian American Council - Positions 0% 2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 70% 2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 22% 2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 85% 2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 43% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 100% 2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 67% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 38% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 50% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Visa Lottery (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 41% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 63% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 59% 2009-2010 United States English - U.S. House Score 17% 2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 71% 2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language F 2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 8% 2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 75% 2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language F 2007 English First - Positions 0% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 0% 2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2006 English First - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 33% 2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 8% 2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 0% 2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 57% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 33% 2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 66% 2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100% 2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 28% 2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 23% 2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 100% 2003-2004 United States Border Control - Positions 0% 2003 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2002 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 33% 2001-2002 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 83% 2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 50% 2001 English First - Positions 0% 2000 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 90% 1999 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 73% 1997-1998 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 79% 1997-1998 United States Border Control - Positions 57% 1997 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 33% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 92% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 30% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2002 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 18% 1989-2001 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 12%

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