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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2001 Positions

Issues: Immigration , Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 50%
Gary Ackerman 50%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 50%
Todd Akin 50%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
Brian Baird 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 50%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
Cass Ballenger 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 50%
Charlie Bass 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 50%
Douglas Bereuter 50%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 50%
Marion Berry 50%
Judy Biggert 50%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 50%
Sherwood Boehlert 50%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 50%
Henry Bonilla 50%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 50%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 50%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 50%
Chris Cannon 50%
Eric Cantor 50%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
Brad Carson 50%
Mike Castle 50%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 50%
Michael Collins 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Robert Cramer 50%
Philip Crane 50%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 50%
Barbara Cubin 50%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
Randall Cunningham 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 50%
James Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
Thomas Davis III 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
Thomas DeLay 50%
James DeMint 50%
Peter Deutsch 50%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 50%
David Dreier 50%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 50%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 50%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
Bob Filner 50%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 50%
Ernest Fletcher 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 50%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 50%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 50%
Mark Green 50%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
James Greenwood 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 50%
Melissa Hart 50%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 50%
William Jefferson 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 50%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 50%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 50%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Ray LaHood 50%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50%
James Leach 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
John Linder 50%
William Lipinski 50%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 50%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 50%
Robert Matsui 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
Karen McCarthy 50%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
James McCrery III 50%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 50%

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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