McNerney Rated Highly on Immigration Reform by Latino Groups

/ Monday, 30 June 2014 / Published in 2014, Campaign, Campaign Updates, Jerry McNerney, Latest posts, Press Release

Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) today announced that he had received a 100% score on this year’s National Immigration Scorecard, which is issued by a coalition of national Latino groups.

The score is the highest that any member of Congress can get, and is based on votes Rep. McNerney has taken in Congress, on bills he has cosponsored, and positions he has taken on immigration-related issues.

“I am committed to an immigration plan that is fair and just, and I’m proud that my 100% rating on this year’s scorecard reflects that commitment,” said McNerney. “I will continue to speak out on immigration issues and push for commonsense immigration legislation that keeps families together and provides an earned path to citizenship for those who follow the rules.”

The National Immigration Scorecard is assembled by the Hispanic Federation, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Mi Familia Vota Education Fund, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Voto Latino.

“In 2016, Latinos will again be an ethnic group which both Republicans and Democrats will aggressively court,” said Brent Wilkes, national executive director, LULAC. “It is critical that our community be well versed on which members of Congress fought for immigration reform and which did not. This score card will enable voters to look past election year rhetoric and use this information to enable them to cast an informed vote on candidates related to this issue.”

The 100% rating for Rep. McNerney is based on the following criteria:

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