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Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley

Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Immigration

Full Name: Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independent for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 7%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 19%
2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 7%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 60%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 43%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
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) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 18%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 78%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 80%
2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 14%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25%
2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Oregonians for Immigration Reform - Positions 90%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - 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) %
1989-2013 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) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 18%

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