Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2007-2008 Positions

Issues: Legal , Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 60%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 40%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 60%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 80%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 60%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 60%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 60%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 60%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 60%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 40%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 60%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 20%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 80%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 60%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 60%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 60%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 60%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 60%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 60%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 60%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 60%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 60%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 40%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 60%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 66%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Wayne Allard 60%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 80%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 100%
Joe Biden, Jr. 50%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Kit Bond 80%
Barbara Boxer 50%
Sam Brownback 100%
Jim Bunning 60%
Robert Byrd 20%
Saxby Chambliss 80%
Hillary Clinton 50%
Thomas Coburn 60%
Norm Coleman 100%
Kent Conrad 25%
Larry Craig 100%
James DeMint 60%
Chris Dodd 0%
Elizabeth Dole 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 80%
Byron Dorgan 20%
John Ensign 80%
Russ Feingold 60%
Judd Gregg 80%
Charles Hagel 100%
Tom Harkin 60%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 50%
John Kerry 50%
Herb Kohl 60%
Jon Kyl 60%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Frank Lautenberg 60%
Carl Levin 60%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 100%
Dick Lugar 80%
Melquiades Martinez 80%
Barbara Mikulski 60%
Ben Nelson 80%
Barack Obama II 50%
Mark Pryor 40%
Harry Reid 60%
Jay Rockefeller IV 60%
Ken Salazar 60%
Gordon Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Arlen Specter 40%
Ted Stevens 50%
John Sununu 60%
Craig Thomas 0%
David Vitter 60%
George Voinovich 40%
John Warner 80%
Jim Webb, Jr. 60%

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