Senator Lindsey O. Graham's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Lindsey O. Graham
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 10, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 07/09/1955
Birth Place: Seneca, SC
Home City: Seneca, SC
Religion: Southern Baptist
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Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 33% 2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 21% 2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Ratings (Congress) 16% 2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 20% 2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 0% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 29% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 84% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0% 2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25% 2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 33% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60% 2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language A 2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50% 2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 35% 2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language A 2007 English First - Positions 100% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 52% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 75% 2006 English First - Positions 25% 2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 20% 2005-2006 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 23% 2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 27% 2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 75% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 40% 2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0% 2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50% 2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 30% 2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 31% 2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 33% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2002 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 67% 2001-2002 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 6% 2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 50% 2001 English First - Positions 100% 2000 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 30% 1999 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 0% 1997-1998 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 8% 1997-1998 United States Border Control - Positions 100% 1997 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 100% 1996 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 88% 1996 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50% 1995-1996 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 0% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 54% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - 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 Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2002 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 83% 1989-2001 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 73%

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