Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago applies for 40 additional foreign hires

Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago applies for 40 additional foreign hires

President Donald Trump may have repeatedly urged USA businesses to "hire American", but his own Mar-a-Lago resort doesn't appear to be heeding his call.

The posts appeared Thursday on the Department of Labor website, showing the Florida club is searching for 21 cooks and 40 waiters and waitresses.

Its ironical how Trump, whose contempt for immigrants is really no secret, whose presidential campaign was full of promises to bring back American jobs and whose treatment of asylum-seekers has been regarded as a humanitarian crisis - is looking for foreign workers to staff his very own property.

The H-2B visas are for temporary non-agricultural workers and employers requesting these must prove that there are not enough workers in the United States who are "able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work".

The Trump Organization did not respond to ABC's request for comment.

Chase Scott, an event planner with the Salvation Army, said Trump's decision to give them a $25,000 check after the group held a Christmas event at Mar-a-Lago was not part of an incentive.

The Florida resort requested 61 H-2B visas, which are visas for temporary non-agricultural workers.

In April 2017, Trump signed the "Buy American and Hire American Executive Order", which sought to boost job opportunities for US workers by "rigorously enforcing and administering our immigration laws". During the season, you can't get people. The nearby Everglades Club - known for being more private in its affairs and restrictive in its admissions than Trump's club - also posted an application seeking to hire 15 foreign cooks for the coming season, at the same salary as Trump's club. "Other hotels do the exact same thing".

According to the Palm Beach Post, its review of the Trump Foundation's tax records found a frequent pattern of charities receiving donations after they moved their events to Mar-a-Lago.

Other Trump-related businesses have also gone outside the U.S.to pad its seasonal work force. According to HuffPost, Trump's Florida business has filed at least 10 different requests to hire foreign workers since 2015.

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