Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2009-2010 U.S. Senate Score

Issues: Immigration , Legal
State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
Roland Burris 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
Carl Levin 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
Mark Begich 80%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 80%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 80%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Mark Udall 80%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
Kay Hagan 75%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 60%
Mary Landrieu 60%
Joe Lieberman 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
George Voinovich 40%
Jim Webb, Jr. 40%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 25%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 20%
Bob Bennett 20%
Dick Lugar 20%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
Mark Pryor 20%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 20%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Scott Brown 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
James DeMint 0%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
Mike Johanns 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 0%
Jon Kyl 0%
George LeMieux 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Ben Nelson 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%

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