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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2005 Positions

Issues: Immigration , Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Melissa Bean 33%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 33%
Judy Biggert 33%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 0%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 33%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Chris Cannon 33%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 0%
Mike Castle 33%
Ben Chandler III 33%
Chris Chocola 0%
Jerry Costello 33%
Robert Cramer 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 33%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 33%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Doolittle 0%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 0%
Michael Ferguson 33%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 33%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 33%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Mark Green 33%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 33%
Maurice Hinchey 33%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Darlene Hooley 33%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 33%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 33%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 33%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 33%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 33%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 33%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 100%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 67%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 67%
Earl Pomeroy 100%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 100%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Mike Ross 33%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Jim Saxton 33%
John Schwarz 33%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 0%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 33%
Ike Skelton 0%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Strickland 33%
Bart Stupak 33%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 0%
William Thomas 33%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Walsh 0%

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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