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Elijah E. Cummings

Elijah E. Cummings's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Immigration

Full Name: Elijah E. Cummings
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Democratic
First Elected: 04/16/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 7
Primary June 24, 2014
Bryant Alexander
(Running)
Democratic
Ray Bly
(Running)
Republican
Fred Dickson, Jr.
(Running)
Democratic
Scott Soffen
(Running)
Libertarian
Corrogan Vaughn
(Running)
Republican

Immigration

2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 25%
2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 21%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 28%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 67%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 25%
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 29%
2009-2010 United States English - U.S. House Score 17%
2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 100%
2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language D-
2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 8%
2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 39%
2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language D
2007 English First - Positions 50%
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 14%
2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 0%
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 18%
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 89%
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 100%
1999 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 91%
1997-1998 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 100%
1997-1998 United States Border Control - Positions 29%
1997 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 33%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 86%
1995-1996 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 10%
1989-2002 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 21%
1989-2001 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 17%

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