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2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0% 2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0% 2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 64% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 2% 2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 17% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 100% 2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 86% 2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 90% 2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0% 2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 79% 2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 69% 2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 22% 2003-2004 United States Border Control - Positions 80% 2003 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2002 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 67% 2001-2002 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50% 2001-2002 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 22% 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 30% 1999 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 0% 1997-1998 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 21% 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% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 19% 1995-1996 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 0% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 86% 1989-2002 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 85% 1989-2001 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 88%

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