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:
- Co-Sponsorship of H.R. 15, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (List of co-sponsors)
- Signature on Discharge Petition for H.R. 15, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (Current signatures on 113th Congress Discharge Petition Number 0009)
- A recorded “NO” vote on Rep. Steve King’s Amendment to H.R. 2217, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (Roll Call Number 208, 113th Congress, 1st Session)
- A recorded “NO” vote on the “ENFORCE Act of 2014” H.R. 4138 (Roll Call Number 124, 113th Congress, 2nd Session)
- A recorded “NO” vote on the Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014, H.R. 3973 (Roll Call Number 129, 113th Congress, 2nd Session)
- A recorded “YES” vote on the Nadler amendment A No. 2 to the “ENFORCE Act” (Roll Call Number 121, 113th Congress, 2nd Session)
- A recorded “YES” vote on the Deutch amendment to H.R. 2217 (Roll Call Number 198, 113th Congress, 1st Session)
- Public statements in support of immigration reform with an earned path to citizenship in the House of Representatives.