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2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language A 2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 85% 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 0% 2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 0 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2006 English First - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 89% 2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 92% 2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2005 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 100% 2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 86% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 66% 2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 33% 2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 90% 2004 National Council of La Raza - Positions 50% 2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 78% 2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 69% 2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 17% 2003-2004 United States Border Control - Positions 80% 2003 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2002 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 33% 2001-2002 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2001-2002 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 11% 2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 50% 2001 English First - Positions 100% 2000 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 20% 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% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 23% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 81% 1989-2002 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 57% 1989-2001 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 78%

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