Rating Group: Americans for Better Immigration

2003-2006 Positions

Issues: Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 8%
Gary Ackerman 17%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 96%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 37%
Todd Akin 96%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 40%
Rodney Alexander 89%
Wayne Allard 50%
George Allen 50%
Thomas Allen 10%
Rob Andrews 13%
Joe Baca, Sr. 7%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 64%
Brian Baird 22%
Richard Hugh Baker 81%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 16%
J. Gresham Barrett 100%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 90%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 75%
Charlie Bass 79%
Max Baucus 17%
Evan Bayh 18%
Melissa Bean 78%
Bob Beauprez 77%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 4%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 18%
Howard Berman 10%
Marion Berry 52%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 13%
Judy Biggert 72%
Michael Bilirakis 98%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 96%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 31%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 29%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 80%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 4%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 77%
Sherwood Boehlert 58%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 61%
Kit Bond 40%
Henry Bonilla 62%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 82%
Mary Bono Mack 66%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 92%
Dan Boren 89%
Leonard Boswell 35%
Rick Boucher 76%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 96%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 14%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 90%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 83%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 19%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 15%
Henry Brown, Jr. 71%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 29%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 19%
Ginny Brown-Waite 80%
Jim Bunning 60%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 82%
Conrad Burns 22%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 69%
Dan Burton 84%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 26%
Steve Buyer 76%
Robert Byrd 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 84%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 68%
Chris Cannon 48%
Eric Cantor 77%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 17%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 84%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 7%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 17%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 9%
Dennis Cardoza 42%
Russ Carnahan 16%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 17%
Julia Carson 17%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 85%
Edward Case 65%
Mike Castle 58%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 82%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 65%
Ben Chandler III 85%
Chris Chocola 79%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 15%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 11%
Hillary Clinton 16%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 17%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 96%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 60%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 17%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 79%
Norm Coleman 5%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 27%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 93%
Kent Conrad 50%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 7%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 28%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 43%
Jon Corzine 37%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 42%
Jerry Costello 74%
Larry Craig 36%
Robert Cramer 80%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 43%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 78%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 2%
Barbara Cubin 93%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 23%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 92%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 18%
Randall Cunningham 72%
Artur Davis 7%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 14%
Geoff Davis 100%
James Davis 21%
Jo Ann Davis 96%
Lincoln Davis 80%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 7%
Thomas Davis III 63%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 36%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 94%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 4%
Bill Delahunt 11%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 7%
Thomas DeLay 80%
James DeMint 73%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 10%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 25%
Norm Dicks 12%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 23%
Chris Dodd 37%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 12%
Elizabeth Dole 34%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 26%
John Doolittle 82%
Byron Dorgan 83%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 20%
Thelma Drake 100%
David Dreier 61%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 93%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 31%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 45%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 11%
Jo Ann Emerson 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 18%
Philip English 64%
John Ensign 55%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 50%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 5%
Bob Etheridge 17%
Lane Evans 19%
Terry Everett 85%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 7%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 17%
Tom Feeney 80%
Russ Feingold 28%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 48%
Michael Ferguson 73%
Bob Filner 6%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 98%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 54%
Mark Foley 72%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 83%
Harold Ford, Jr. 47%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 99%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 75%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 86%
Barney Frank 13%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 85%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 77%
William Frist 50%
Elton Gallegly 80%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 84%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 74%
Jim Gibbons 62%
Wayne Gilchrest 66%
Paul Gillmor 72%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 92%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 69%
Charlie Gonzalez 4%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 94%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 83%
Bart Gordon 81%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 30%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 83%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 16%
Mark Green 68%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 23%
Judd Gregg 26%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 3%
Gilbert Gutknecht 85%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 12%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 79%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 18%
Jane Harman 2%
Katherine Harris 60%
Melissa Hart 64%
J. Dennis Hastert 98%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 17%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 55%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 30%
Robert Hayes 96%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 76%
Joel Hefley 97%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 75%
Wally Herger, Jr. 78%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 62%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 58%
Maurice Hinchey 17%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 2%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 95%
Thomas Holden 78%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 17%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 0%
Darlene Hooley 38%
John Nathan Hostettler 96%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 8%
Kenny Hulshof 78%
Duncan Hunter 87%
Kay Hutchison 60%
Henry Hyde 80%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 86%
Daniel Inouye 18%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 80%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 23%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 71%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 77%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 17%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 9%
William Jefferson 3%
James Merrill Jeffords 47%
William Lewis Jenkins 82%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 96%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 19%
Nancy Johnson 62%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 92%
Tim Johnson 69%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 19%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 86%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 23%
Ric Keller 80%
Sue Kelly 75%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 21%
Mark Kennedy 76%
Patrick Kennedy 15%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 18%
Dale Kildee 17%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 17%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 23%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 60%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 92%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 82%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 78%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 78%
Herb Kohl 14%
James Kolbe 28%
Dennis Kucinich 17%
John Kuhl, Jr. 80%
Jon Kyl 62%
Ray LaHood 42%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 41%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 18%
Tom Lantos 8%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 22%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 20%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 63%
Steve LaTourette 69%
Frank Lautenberg 14%
James Leach 24%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 12%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 7%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 13%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 15%
Jerry Lewis 76%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 7%
Ron Lewis 80%
Joe Lieberman 10%
Blanche Lincoln 17%
John Linder 80%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 78%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 94%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 4%
Trent Lott, Sr. 16%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 11%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 76%
Dick Lugar 5%
Dan Lungren 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 19%
Connie Mack IV 96%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 11%
Don Manzullo 87%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 85%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 16%
Jim Marshall 93%
Melquiades Martinez 12%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 59%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 10%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 15%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 17%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 33%
Thaddeus McCotter 85%
James McCrery III 77%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 7%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 12%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 96%
John McHugh 78%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 90%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 82%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 11%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 98%
Michael McNulty 21%
Martin Meehan 9%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 5%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 3%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 78%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 6%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 87%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 22%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 2%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 7%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 85%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 85%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 16%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 77%
Brad Miller 21%
Alan Mollohan 19%
Dennis Moore 51%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 16%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 9%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 79%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 50%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 81%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 12%
Jack Murtha 25%
Marilyn Musgrave 82%
Sue Myrick 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 14%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 6%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 8%
Ben Nelson 17%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 19%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 82%
Robert William Ney 84%
Anne Northup 76%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 93%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 50%
James Nussle 65%
NA President Barack Obama II D 14%
Jim Oberstar 20%
Dave Obey 28%
John Olver 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Thomas William Osborne 64%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 86%
Major Owens 8%
Michael Oxley 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 7%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 17%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 3%
Ron Paul 83%
Donald Payne 7%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 41%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 3%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 80%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 78%
John Peterson 88%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 77%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 78%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 72%
Todd Platts 94%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 69%
Richard Pombo 75%
Earl Pomeroy 38%
Jon Porter, Sr. 69%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 11%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 85%
Deborah Pryce 55%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 12%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 63%
George Radanovich 49%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 17%
James Ramstad 80%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 4%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 19%
Ralph Regula 57%
Denny Rehberg 73%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 94%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 14%
Richard Renzi 73%
Silvestre Reyes 13%
Thomas Reynolds 62%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 37%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 53%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 71%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 83%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 80%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 97%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 13%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 17%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 7%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 85%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 37%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 8%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 54%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 36%
Jim Ryun 80%
Martin Olav Sabo 24%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 61%
Ken Salazar 20%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 5%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 7%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 29%
Rick Santorum 50%
Paul Sarbanes 13%
Jim Saxton 78%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 9%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 10%
Jean Schmidt 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 13%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 26%
John Schwarz 88%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 47%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 14%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 63%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 6%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 91%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 85%
John Shadegg 89%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 87%
Christopher Shays 73%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 59%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 28%
Donald Sherwood 65%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 66%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 83%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 57%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 86%
Ike Skelton 44%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 16%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 11%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 44%
Gordon Smith 6%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 91%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 11%
Mike Sodrel 100%
Hilda Solis 7%
Mark Souder 63%
Arlen Specter 5%
John Spratt, Jr. 43%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 41%
Pete Stark 16%
Cliff Stearns 83%
Ted Stevens 18%
Ted Strickland 54%
Bart Stupak 16%
John Sullivan 85%
John Sununu 43%
John Sweeney 75%
James Talent 50%
Tom Tancredo 95%
John Tanner 69%
Ellen Tauscher 7%
Charles Taylor 95%
Gene Taylor 90%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 72%
Craig Thomas 50%
William Thomas 61%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 21%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 15%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 60%
Todd Tiahrt 65%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 57%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 18%
Ed Towns 4%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 19%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 62%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 37%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 24%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 84%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 4%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 7%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 47%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 96%
George Voinovich 6%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 71%
James Walsh 48%
Zach Wamp 88%
John Warner 16%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 13%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 16%
Diane Watson 8%
Mel Watt 14%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 15%
Anthony Weiner 6%
David Weldon 84%
W. Curtis Weldon 76%
Gerald Weller 60%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 95%
Robert Wexler 17%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 81%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 66%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 85%
Heather Wilson 16%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 77%
Lynn Woolsey 9%
David Wu 15%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 18%
Albert Wynn 17%
Bill Young 74%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 73%

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