Rating Group: American Immigration Lawyers Association

2009-2010 U.S. Senate Score

Issues: Legal , Immigration
State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 20%
Mark Begich 80%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 80%
Bob Bennett 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Barbara Boxer 40%
Scott Brown 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 0%
Kent Conrad 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
James DeMint 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 40%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
Judd Gregg 0%
Kay Hagan 75%
Tom Harkin 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
John Kerry 100%
Mark Kirk 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 60%
Herb Kohl 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 60%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
George LeMieux 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
Dick Lugar 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 80%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Ben Nelson 0%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 80%
Mark Pryor 20%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Harry Reid 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
Olympia Snowe 0%
Arlen Specter 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 20%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
Mark Udall 80%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
David Vitter 0%
George Voinovich 40%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 40%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%

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