Arlen Specter's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Arlen Specter
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Joan; 2 Children: Shanin, Stephen
Birth Date: 02/12/1930
Birth Place: Wichita, KS
Home City: Philadephia, PA
Religion: Jewish
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Immigration

2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 100% 2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 14% 2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 100% 2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 65% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 40% 2007-2008 English First - Positions on English as the Official Language C 2007-2008 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50% 2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 88% 2007-2008 United States English - Positions on English as the Official Language A 2007 English First - Positions 33% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 52% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 77% 2006 English First - Positions 25% 2005-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 16% 2005-2006 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 21% 2005-2006 Iranian American Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 United States Border Control - Positions 16% 2005 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 80% 2005 National Council of La Raza - Positions 50% 2004 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2003-2006 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 5% 2003-2005 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 15% 2003-2004 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 50% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 44% 2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 0% 2001 English First - Positions 0% 2000 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 63% 1999 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 29% 1997-1998 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 73% 1996-1998 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 0% 1996 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 30% 1996 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60% 1989-2002 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 25% 1989-2001 Americans for Better Immigration - Lifetime Score 25%

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