NumbersUSA recognizes Rep. Nancy Boyda (D-KS) as having earned the highest NumbersUSA Immigration-Reduction Grades in her party out of 435 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Boyda outperformed 95 percent of her colleagues.
Boyda and the TOP TEN IN THE HOUSE have the purest records in fighting illegal immigration and in opposing efforts to use overall high immigration numbers to drive down wages and to drive up population growth, congestion, energy use, and environmental degradation.
NumbersUSA's grades reflect every recorded floor vote, committee vote, and co-sponsorship of bills that would affect overall immigration numbers (both legal and illegal). The grades cover actions taken in the current Congress and the previous Congress (2005-2008).
Boyda was among the representatives who took the single most important action of this year to reduce illegal immigration: She signed a Discharge Petition to try to force the Speaker of the House to call a vote on H.R. 4088, the SAVE Act. That effort fell 27 signatures short of the 217 required.
NumbersUSA Action is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with more than 850,000 on-line activist members who work for lower overall immigration numbers that don't force U.S. population growth and congestion and that don't depress American wages. NumbersUSA does not treat race, ethnicity or national origin as a factor in immigration policy, and never endorses candidates for elections.