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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

1995-2004 Positions

Issues: Immigration , Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 88%
Gary Ackerman 93%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 15%
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%
Spencer Bachus 19%
Brian Baird 89%
Richard Hugh Baker 15%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 27%
Charlie Bass 19%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Beauprez 29%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Bob Bennett 53%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 93%
Marion Berry 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 53%
Judy Biggert 40%
Michael Bilirakis 19%
Jeff Bingaman 80%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 75%
Tim Bishop 86%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 31%
Sherwood Boehlert 55%
John Boehner 33%
Kit Bond 47%
Henry Bonilla 38%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 42%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 63%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 73%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 38%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 14%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 81%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 71%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 33%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 29%
Conrad Burns 40%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 44%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 31%
Robert Byrd 33%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 31%
Dave Camp 31%
Chris Cannon 64%
Eric Cantor 10%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 20%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 0%
Julia Carson 83%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
Edward Case 43%
Mike Castle 56%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 31%
Lincoln Chafee 33%
Chris Chocola 29%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 88%
Hillary Clinton 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 69%
Howard Coble 13%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 47%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 29%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 71%
Kent Conrad 71%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 86%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 0%
Jerry Costello 63%
Christopher Cox 19%
Larry Craig 47%
Robert Cramer 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 33%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 89%
Barbara Cubin 14%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 86%
Randall Cunningham 33%
Artur Davis 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
James Davis 92%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 57%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 90%
Thomas Davis III 69%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 53%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 85%
Bill Delahunt 92%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
Thomas DeLay 19%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 60%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 69%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 71%
Norm Dicks 88%
John Dingell 81%
Chris Dodd 80%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 50%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 53%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75%
David Dreier 44%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 43%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 56%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 80%
Philip English 50%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 71%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 93%
Bob Etheridge 69%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 93%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 87%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 73%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 54%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 85%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 40%
Mark Foley 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 93%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 25%
William Frist 53%
Elton Gallegly 6%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 0%
Jim Gerlach 50%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 38%
Paul Gillmor 31%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 8%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 13%
Bart Gordon 56%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 31%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 40%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
Mark Green 30%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 81%
Judd Gregg 47%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 13%
Charles Hagel 71%
Ralph Hall 31%
Tom Harkin 67%
Jane Harman 81%
Katherine Harris 14%
Melissa Hart 40%
J. Dennis Hastert 29%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 93%
Doc Hastings 38%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 60%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 20%
Joel Hefley 6%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 43%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Maurice Hinchey 75%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 80%
David Lee Hobson 31%
Pete Hoekstra 25%
Thomas Holden 44%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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