Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.'s Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.
Current Office: Vice President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jill; 4 Children: Beau, Hunter, Ashley, Naomi (deceased)
Birth Date: 11/20/1942
Birth Place: Scranton, PA
Home City: Wilmington, DE
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Immigration

2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language F 2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 31% 2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language F 2007 English First - Positions 0% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 21% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2006 English First - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 25% 2005-2006 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 46% 2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 8% 2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 100% 2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100% 2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 13% 2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 31% 2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 100% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 88% 2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 100% 2001 English First - Positions 0% 2000 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 88% 1999 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 86% 1997-1998 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 73% 1996-1998 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 25% 1996 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 30% 1996 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 25% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 53% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 21% 1989-2002 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 22% 1989-2001 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 22%

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