President Trump deserves an A grade grades our individual members Congress on their positions and actions on immigration.  NumbersUSA gives an F- grade to my three representatives in Congress, and those grades are well deserved, as you can see in their replies below.  On the other hand, the reply from President Trump deserves an A grade.

From: The White House <>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:14 AM
Subject: Response to Your Message



Thank you for taking the time to express your views regarding immigration policy.

My first duty as President is to keep the American people safe, and that obligation guides my approach to immigration and border security.

Immigration to the United States is a privilege, not a right. The Federal Government has the responsibility to enforce all laws passed by Congress, to rigorously vet and screen all foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States, and to keep drugs, criminals, and terrorists from entering our country and threatening our citizens.

Additionally, we must have responsible controls on the future entry of foreign workers to protect jobs and wages for existing United States workers of all backgrounds. I have issued an Executive Order to help accomplish this goal, as I promised during the campaign.

Further, we achieved a record reduction in illegal immigration on the southern border, an effort that requires constant vigilance against a wide array of threats and challenges. We are also taking action to confront unlawful sanctuary city jurisdictions that dangerously shield criminal aliens. Moreover, I continue to press Congress to end the visa lottery and extended-family chain migration, to provide a permanent solution for the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and to move toward a merit-based immigration system. Crucially, we have begun planning and preparations for the border wall, which we need to stop the trafficking of drugs, guns, weapons, and people.

If we continue to enforce our laws and protect our communities, families, and struggling workers, we will reduce our deficit, increase incomes, and make our communities safer for each and every American—both now and in the future.

Sincerely,  Donald Trump’s signature


Dear Congresswoman Gabbard,

Why are you opposing sensible immigration enforcement and legislation?

Dear Congresswoman; You seem to be working for someone other than your constituents. You are clearly NOT representing us. The job – to which you are sworn – is to represent us, Hawaiians citizens and American citizens constituent in your district.

Where does it say our U.S. Representatives shall proposition us to support others, much less to support illegal aliens and their children? It is incredibly disappointing that you have once again shown contempt for your Hawaiian constituents, the American people, and for the rule of law. Your vote against H.R. 4670 shows that you care only about illegal aliens and those who want them to come to the U.S. illegally to suppress wages and cheap labor. You have once again shown that you have no regard for our national borders or those Hawaiians and other Americans adversely impacted by illegal immigration.

Your recent email letter reply to me is worse than disgusting. All you do is talk about the poor, victimized illegal aliens and getting them out of the shadow. They are in the shadows because they or their parents are breaking duly-passed laws.  Where and when is a member of U.S. Congress authorized to protect criminals? Where and when is a member of the U.S. Congress authorized to solicit their constituents to pay for welfare and education for illegal aliens?

Your letter does not say a word about us, that is your Hawaiian constituents and Americans, who have been paying for this Democrat-sponsored welfare magnet which continues to attract illegal aliens. Shame on you! Shame on Congress.

This is your problem, Congress’ problem. Enforce the duly-passed laws NOT Obama’s illegal executive order, DACA, which even he said many times that had no authority to write. Repeal it!

American citizens would have built the wall and enforced employment and other existing immigration law, long ago, after the terrible failure of the Reagan amnesty. Your actions and inactions are aiding U.S. corporate interests who are suppressing wages, and bringing in hardened criminals and terrorists.

According to the U.S. Treasury auditor, checks for child care sent to illegal aliens exceed by $4.2 BILLION PER YEAR the total of all taxes paid by illegal aliens. Do these criminals sound like good, productive, future Americans to you?

The Treasury’s auditor in a subsequent report points out that these payments are illegal and that Congress has done nothing about it. I disagree. Democrats like you and RINOs in Congress are making it difficult for the President to enforce the law. Your letter of July 6, 2018 to me on your official letterhead (copied below) is a disgrace to your office, to Hawaiians and to Americans. Stop with your weeping about DACA. Not a word about Hawaiians or American citizens. We are being harmed daily by DACA and Congress. Whom do you think is paying for this illegal executive order?  Have you ever considered our side? Thousands of illegal aliens including DACA “Dreamers” are in jail. Who pays for that? Who pays the court fees for repeat violent offender “Dreamer” who kills and rapes? Who pays for the victim they harmed?  Even in your best case scenario, who pays for the education and medical care for “Dreamers?”

H.R. 4760 would have mandated use of the E-Verify system, ended chain migration, and ended the visa lottery. How can you be against this? Ending the jobs magnet that attracts illegal aliens to the U.S. would make it far less likely that people would try to come here illegally, while ending chain migration and the visa lottery would make it far easier for lower-skilled and less-educated Hawaiians and other Americans to find jobs. Your vote only benefits illegal aliens, employers like the criminal ag and fisheries employers here, coyotes, sexual and pedophile traffickers of which we have plenty here in Hawaii.  They continue to take advantage of them.  ..thanks to you and the rest of the Democrats and RINOs.

Consider siding with Hawaiian and beleaguered American workers, citizens and taxpayers in the future. You are supposed to represent us, not them.

Mr. Clare Livingston Bromley, III



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TULSI GABBARD Member of Congress

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration issues, specifically Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this very important issue.

Our immigration system is broken and reform is long overdue for our families, small businesses, and economy in Hawai‘i and across the country. DACA is but one of the many issues that needs to address.

Since DACA was put in place, more than 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States as children, through no choice of their own, were provided legal status. I’ve met with DACA recipients in Hawai’i, who are a few of the more than 600 people in Hawai’i who because of DACA, have been able to go to college, find a job, support their family, serve their country, and live free from constant fear of deportation.

The decision to end the DACA program stands to break up families and push people back into the shadows. These are people who have grown up in the United States and know no other country to be their home.

Ultimately, the DACA executive order was a temporary fix for a problem that requires a permanent legislative solution. I remain committed to passing legislation that will resolve the uncertainty that  DACA recipients face, and continue to urge Congress to pass H.R. 3440, the Dream Act. I’ve also cosponsored H.R. 532, the DREAMer Information Protection Act, which will prohibit registration in the DACA program from being used for immigration enforcement proceedings; H.R. 496, the BRIDGE Act, which will codify the DACA program; and H.R. 60, the ENLIST Act, which will allow qualified undocumented immigrants to serve in the U.S. military and give them a lawful residence status.

Again, mahalo for sharing your thoughts with me.  This issue has generated widespread attention over the last few months and is of great importance to the American people. Please know that I will keep your thoughts in mind as Congress continues to debate this issue.

Member of Congress

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U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono

October 25, 2017


Dear Ms. Bromley,

Thank you for contacting me regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. I strongly support this program and appreciate hearing from you.

The United States is a country of immigrants, which is part of what makes us such a strong and vibrant nation. Immigrants from all around the world have left their homes in search of a better life here in the United States–not only for themselves, but also for their families. People eligible for the DACA program have been called “Dreamers,” and many were brought to the United States by their relatives at a relatively young age. Most have spent their lives here as they attended school, worked, or started their own businesses, making important contributions within our communities as they pursue the American dream.

Recently, the Trump Administration announced its plans to end the DACA program within six months. I strongly oppose this decision because many of these Dreamers have never known any home besides the United States and removing them from our country would be a mistake for their families, our communities, and our economy. You can hear more about my thoughts on the Administration’s decision on my Facebook, and read more on my website.

Since the Administration’s announcement, many of my colleagues in Congress and I have advocated for the Dream Act of 2017. This legislation would establish a permanent program in law similar to the DACA program to provide Dreamers with an opportunity to receive legal status in the United States, and ultimately, a pathway to citizenship.

Dreamers and their families came to the United States for a better life–some even fled countries where they were in real danger due to gang violence and civil wars. The United States has always been a beacon of hope for people in these circumstances, and I have been a strong advocate for giving Dreamers and their families the opportunity to become part of our communities and prosper. Earlier this year I introduced the Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act, which would expand access to student financial aid for DACA recipients and make other important improvements to the federal Pell Grant program. More recently, I signed a letter to the President with my Senate colleagues emphasizing the importance of the program for DACA recipients, and led a press conference with Hawaii’s Attorney General and immigration advocates reiterating its importance going forward. I will continue to speak out in support of DACA recipients.

Please be assured that I will continue fighting to see the DREAM Act enacted this year, and that I will keep your views in mind as the Senate continues to engage on immigration issues.

Again, thank you for contacting me. If you would like to stay in touch with me on this or other issues of importance to you, please visit my website at: Please do not hesitate to contact me again in the future if I may be of assistance to you in any way.


Mazie K. Hirono
United States Senator


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U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono

October 16, 2017

Dear Mr. Bromley,

Thank you for contacting me regarding “sanctuary jurisdictions” in the United States. I appreciate hearing from you about this important issue.

There are over 600 “sanctuary jurisdictions” across the United States. They are called “sanctuary jurisdictions” because, generally speaking, in those places local law enforcement does not hold people in local jails in order to hand them over to federal authorities simply due to their immigration status. These states, counties, and cities have determined that it is not in their financial or community interest to act as an extension of the federal government’s immigration enforcement agencies.

The Trump Administration and some in Congress have proposed withholding other federal grants and support from these jurisdictions unless they agree to cooperate with the federal government for immigration enforcement purposes. Withholding federal support for local policing, economic development, and other activities would only serve to reduce the resources for states and local governments to do the kind of community outreach, engagement, and policing that are needed to keep people safe.

Rather than limiting the ability of states and local governments to secure their communities and create opportunity, the federal government should be working in conjunction with those jurisdictions to provide the kind of support that will actually improve safety and security.

Congress also needs to act to pass legislation that would fix our broken immigration system. During the 113th Congress (2013-2014), the U.S. Senate passed S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. This bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform legislation would have reformed federal immigration laws by providing additional resources for border patrol and law enforcement efforts in the United States, among other provisions. Unfortunately, despite strong support in the U.S. Senate the U.S. House of Representatives failed to consider the bill and it did not become law.

Bipartisan reforms like those included in S. 744 would be a good first step in the right direction for our country when it comes to improving our immigration system. In the meantime, please be assured that I will continue working to see that states and cities receive the federal resources they need to keep our communities safe.

Again, thank you for contacting me. If you would like to stay in touch with me on this or other issues of importance to you, please visit my website at: Please do not hesitate to contact me again in the future if I may be of assistance to you in any way.


Mazie K. Hirono
United States Senator


August 1, 2017

Dear Mr. Bromley,

Thank you for contacting me regarding legislation related to birthright citizenship in the United States. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.

The United States is a country of immigrants, which is part of what makes us such a strong and vibrant nation. As a country of immigrants, we are a people of many stories and diverse cultures. This diversity makes us stronger. Immigrants from around the world have left their homes in search of a better life here in the United States for themselves, their families, and especially for their children.

Our country’s legal precedents have long recognized that the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution limits Congress’s ability to restrict the citizenship rights of children born in our country. However, some in Congress have introduced legislation to change U.S. laws related to birthright citizenship. On January 3, 2017, Representative Steve King (R-IA-04) introduced H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2017. This bill would change the federal Immigration and Naturalization Act to limit birthright citizenship. Most recently, the bill was referred to the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and no similar legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind should legislation on this matter be considered by the Senate during the 115th Congress.

Again, thank you for contacting me. If you would like to stay in touch with me on this or other issues of importance to you, please visit my website at: Please do not hesitate to contact me again in the future if I may be of assistance to you in any way.


Mazie K. Hirono
United States Senator


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Dear Mr. Bromley,

Thank you for contacting me regarding immigration issues.

It is important that Congress continues to work towards comprehensive immigration reform.  As discussions about comprehensive immigration reform develop, please be assured that I will keep your views on this issue in mind.  I am committed to working with my colleagues in the Senate and House to find common ground and arrive at a bipartisan solution.

Mahalo again for sharing your thoughts with me about this important issue.


U.S. Senator

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3 Responses to President Trump deserves an A grade

  1. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:
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  2. As usual, a lot of “I hear you but I am not listening” from your congressmen in Hawaii — then there is the talking down to you as if the people who disagree with them are stupid… And people will vote them back into office… SMH

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    • budbromley says:

      Our Congress is very bad and very poorly rated by Americans. Specifically my Senators and Representative are bad. Congress is rate 15% approval by Americans and President Trump is between 40 and 50% approval by Americans.


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