Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

1995-2004 Positions

Issues: Immigration , Legal
State Office Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 29%
Wayne Allard 71%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 85%
Rob Andrews 75%
Joe Baca, Sr. 90%
Brian Baird 89%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
Charlie Bass 19%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Beauprez 29%
Bob Bennett 53%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 93%
Marion Berry 77%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 19%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 55%
Kit Bond 47%
Henry Bonilla 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 63%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 33%
Conrad Burns 40%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 31%
Robert Byrd 33%
Chris Cannon 64%
Eric Cantor 10%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Julia Carson 83%
Edward Case 43%
Mike Castle 56%
Chris Chocola 29%
Hillary Clinton 0%
Kent Conrad 71%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 63%
Christopher Cox 19%
Larry Craig 47%
Robert Cramer 50%
Barbara Cubin 14%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 100%
James Davis 92%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 57%
Thomas Davis III 69%
Bill Delahunt 92%
Thomas DeLay 19%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 69%
Norm Dicks 88%
Chris Dodd 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 53%
David Dreier 44%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 69%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 14%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 73%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 85%
Mark Foley 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 93%
William Frist 53%
Elton Gallegly 6%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 31%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 8%
Bart Gordon 56%
Mark Green 30%
Judd Gregg 47%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
Jane Harman 81%
Katherine Harris 14%
Melissa Hart 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 29%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 6%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Maurice Hinchey 75%
David Lee Hobson 31%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 44%
Darlene Hooley 92%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Kenny Hulshof 23%
Duncan Hunter 6%
Kay Hutchison 53%
Henry Hyde 25%
Daniel Inouye 87%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 13%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 81%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
William Lewis Jenkins 23%
Nancy Johnson 56%
Tim Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 69%
Ric Keller 10%
Sue Kelly 33%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 79%
Mark Kennedy 44%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
Dale Kildee 81%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 85%
Joseph Knollenberg 44%
Herb Kohl 87%
James Kolbe 69%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jon Kyl 33%
Ray LaHood 44%
Tom Lantos 94%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 86%
James Leach 73%
Jerry Lewis 38%
Ron Lewis 19%
Joe Lieberman 77%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 25%
Trent Lott, Sr. 47%
Dick Lugar 53%
Don Manzullo 19%
Jim Marshall 29%
Thaddeus McCotter 14%
James McCrery III 25%
John McHugh 31%
Michael McNulty 88%
Martin Meehan 94%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 88%
Dennis Moore 60%
Jack Murtha 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 25%
Ben Nelson 0%
Robert William Ney 19%
Anne Northup 42%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 8%
James Nussle 44%
Jim Oberstar 88%
Dave Obey 75%
John Olver 88%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 83%
Thomas William Osborne 40%
Major Owens 87%
Michael Oxley 44%
Ron Paul 70%
Donald Payne 87%
John Peterson 15%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 31%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 25%
Earl Pomeroy 63%
Jon Porter, Sr. 71%
Deborah Pryce 36%
George Radanovich 36%
James Ramstad 19%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 14%
Silvestre Reyes 82%
Thomas Reynolds 30%
Mike Ross 90%
Steve Rothman 83%
Jim Ryun 15%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Rick Santorum 47%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Jim Saxton 31%
John Shadegg 13%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 25%
Christopher Shays 44%
Donald Sherwood 22%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 80%
Ike Skelton 85%
Gordon Smith 71%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 56%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 85%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Ted Stevens 47%
Ted Strickland 69%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sullivan 10%
John Sweeney 11%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 56%
Ellen Tauscher 85%
Charles Taylor 13%
Gene Taylor 27%
Craig Thomas 33%
William Thomas 40%
Todd Tiahrt 25%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
George Voinovich 33%
James Walsh 63%
Zach Wamp 6%
John Warner 47%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 94%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 20%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 56%
Robert Wexler 82%
Heather Wilson 83%
Lynn Woolsey 94%
David Wu 90%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 88%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 94%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 53%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 86%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 73%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 81%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 81%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 75%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 0%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 33%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 88%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 69%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 86%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 89%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 86%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 83%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 90%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 53%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 85%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 81%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 94%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 75%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 43%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 93%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 93%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 87%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 54%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 81%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 67%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 90%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 93%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 57%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 57%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 73%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 57%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 89%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 73%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 77%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 75%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 87%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 88%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 94%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 60%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 85%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 92%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 46%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 83%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 87%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 73%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 94%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 88%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 93%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 93%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 93%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 81%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 77%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 94%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 88%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 85%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 88%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 87%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 57%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 47%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 73%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 86%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 86%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 86%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 90%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 67%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 94%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 87%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 92%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 83%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 92%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 67%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 63%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 93%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 79%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 31%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 94%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 15%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 19%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 27%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 14%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 31%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 33%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 14%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 71%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 29%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 44%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 31%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 31%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 20%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 31%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 47%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 29%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 71%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 33%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 10%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 60%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 71%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 71%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 40%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 25%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 13%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 31%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 40%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 71%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 31%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 38%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 60%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 43%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 47%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 20%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 14%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 13%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 69%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 40%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 14%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 44%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 40%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 47%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 25%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 19%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 14%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 31%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 29%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 29%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 10%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 57%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 31%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 71%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 25%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 22%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 73%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 30%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 13%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 71%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 15%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 15%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 20%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 19%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 70%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 44%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 40%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 14%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 31%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 10%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 19%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 13%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 10%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 31%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%

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