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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2006 Positions

Issues: Legal , Immigration
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 11%
George Allen 11%
Thomas Allen 50%
Rob Andrews 50%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 11%
Brian Baird 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Max Baucus 66%
Evan Bayh 88%
Melissa Bean 0%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 33%
Shelley Berkley 0%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 11%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 0%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 0%
Barbara Boxer 87%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
Corrine Brown 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 16%
Conrad Burns 11%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 0%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 50%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 0%
Lincoln Chafee 77%
Saxby Chambliss 11%
Ben Chandler III 0%
Chris Chocola 0%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 55%
Kent Conrad 44%
Jerry Costello 0%
Larry Craig 66%
Robert Cramer 0%
Ander Crenshaw 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 0%
James Davis 0%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 0%
Bill Delahunt 50%
James DeMint 11%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 100%
Norm Dicks 50%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 88%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 55%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 33%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 11%
Bob Etheridge 0%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 0%
Bob Filner 100%
Mike Fitzpatrick 0%
Mark Foley 0%
Randy Forbes 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 50%
William Frist 33%
Elton Gallegly 0%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 0%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 50%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 0%
Mark Green 0%
Judd Gregg 37%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 77%
Ralph Hall 0%
Tom Harkin 88%
Jane Harman 50%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 50%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Darlene Hooley 0%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Daniel Inouye 88%
Steve Israel 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Bobby Jindal 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Tim Johnson 0%
Timothy Johnson 77%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Richard Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 0%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 0%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 0%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 0%
John Kline 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 0%
Jon Kyl 11%
Ray LaHood 0%
Mary Landrieu 66%
Tom Lantos 50%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 0%
Carl Levin 88%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 77%
John Linder 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 77%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 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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