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When House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the race for House Speaker, it opened it up to a new field of Republican Representatives being touted for the position.

Most of the media's attention has been on former Vice Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan. Ryan has even earned the endorsement of amnesty advocate Rep. Luis Gutierrez! Ryan's position on immigration is fairly straightforward; he supports work permits and legal status for illegal aliens and he supports massive increases in legal immigration.

NumbersUSA is not making endorsements on who the next House Speaker should be. And we know that you make decisions on a broad range of issues other than immigration. But we want you to know as much as possible about where each of the candidates and potential candidates stands on immigration issues.

Under each photo, you will see the overall Immigration-Reduction grade for This Congress and for the Representative's entire Career in Congress. I'm also noting how many actions were taken by each person in earning that grade.

The overall grade is based on actions in 9 categories. NumbersUSA President Roy Beck has requested that we show one of those grades -- "Unnecessary Worker Visas" -- because it "provides special insight into whether Representatives regard immigration policy as connected directly to the lives of American workers and how much commitment they have to the every-day struggles of regular working people."

DECLARED CANDIDATES

Rep. Jason Chaffetz
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
CAREER GRADE (on 48 actions) -- A-
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 10 actions) -- B
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- F-
Rep. Chaffetz's Grade Card

Rep. Daniel Webster
Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL)
CAREER GRADE (on 22 actions) -- A+
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 7 actions) -- A
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- A+
Rep. Webster's Grade Card

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA)
CAREER GRADE (on 94 actions) -- A
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 11 actions) -- B+
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- C
Rep. Westmoreland's Grade Card


RUMORED CANDIDATES

Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
CAREER GRADE (on 137 actions) -- A+
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 9 actions) -- B+
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- A-
Rep. Blackburn's Grade Card

Rep. Mike Conaway
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX)
CAREER GRADE (on 83 actions) -- B
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 7 actions) -- C
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- F-
Rep. Conaway's Grade Card

Rep. Bill Flores
Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX)
CAREER GRADE (on 35 actions) -- A+
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 8 actions) -- B-
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- A+
Rep. Flores's Grade Card

Rep. Darrell Issa
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)
CAREER GRADE (on 114 actions) -- B
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 9 actions) -- C+
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- F-
Rep. McCaul's Grade Card

Rep. Michael Pompeo
Rep. Michael Pompeo (R-KS)
CAREER GRADE (on 28 actions) -- B+
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 5 actions) -- C-
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- F-
Rep. Pompeo's Grade Card

Rep. Paul Ryan
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
CAREER GRADE (on 93 actions) -- B-
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 6 actions) -- D-
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- D-
Rep. Ryan's Grade Card

Rep. Pete Sessions
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
CAREER GRADE (on 141 actions) -- A
THIS CONGRESS GRADE (on 15 actions) -- B+
'Unnecessary Worker Visas' CAREER Grade -- C-
Rep. Sessions's Grade Card

CHRIS CHMIELENSKI is the Director of Content & Activism for NumbersUSA

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Updated: Tue, Oct 27th 2015 @ 2:00pm EDT

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