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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2001 Positions

Issues: Immigration , Legal
State Office District Name Party Rating
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Norm Dicks 50%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 50%
David Dreier 50%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 50%
Terry Everett 50%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 50%
Ernest Fletcher 50%
Mark Foley 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50%
Barney Frank 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50%
Jim Gibbons 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 50%
Porter Goss 50%
Mark Green 50%
James Greenwood 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 50%
Jane Harman 0%
Melissa Hart 50%
Robert Hayes 50%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 50%
Joel Hefley 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 50%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 50%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Kenny Hulshof 50%
Duncan Hunter 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 50%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
William Jefferson 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 50%
Christopher John 50%
Tim Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 50%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 50%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 50%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 50%
James Kolbe 50%
Dennis Kucinich 50%
Ray LaHood 50%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
Tom Lantos 50%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 50%
Ron Lewis 50%
John Linder 50%
William Lipinski 50%
Don Manzullo 50%
Robert Matsui 50%
Karen McCarthy 50%
James McCrery III 50%
John McHugh 50%
Scott McInnis 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
Martin Meehan 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 0%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 50%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 50%
Anne Northup 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 50%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 50%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 50%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 50%
Thomas William Osborne 50%
Doug Ose 50%
Major Owens 50%
Michael Oxley 50%
Ron Paul 50%
Donald Payne 50%
John Peterson 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Deborah Pryce 50%
George Radanovich 50%
James Ramstad 50%
Ralph Regula 50%
Denny Rehberg 50%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 50%
Jim Ryun 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50%
Jim Saxton 50%
Edward Schrock 50%
John Shadegg 50%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 50%
Donald Sherwood 50%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 50%
Ike Skelton 50%
Nick Smith 50%
Vic Snyder 50%
Hilda Solis 0%
Mark Souder 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 50%
Pete Stark 50%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Charles Stenholm 50%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sweeney 50%
Tom Tancredo 50%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 50%
William Tauzin 50%
Charles Taylor 50%
William Thomas 50%
Todd Tiahrt 50%
Ed Towns 50%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
James Turner 50%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 50%
Mel Watt 50%
Anthony Weiner 50%
David Weldon 50%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 50%
Heather Wilson 50%
Lynn Woolsey 50%
David Wu 50%
Albert Wynn 50%
Bill Young 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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