President Donald Trump's resort, Mar-a-Lago, filed a request to the Department of Labor for 61 additional visas for foreign servers and cooks, according to a Job Order Records filed on Thursday and Friday.
Trump defended the practice of hiring foreign workers, telling MSNBC's "Morning Joe" it "is very hard to get people in Florida for seasonal jobs".
The President's infamous golf resort, Mar-a-Lago, recently filed requests to hire 61 foreign workers.
According to the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the employer filing for H-2B visas must demonstrate that there are "not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available" and that the foreign workers "will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers".
It appears President Donald Trump can not find any Americans willing and able to hold jobs at his favorite weekend getaway: Mar-a-Lago Club.
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Trump's "Winter White House" has applied to hire 21 cooks from other countries to work at the resort from October to May. Furthermore, The New Yorker reported this March, "Since 2010 Mar-a-Lago alone has obtained a total of 500 H-2B visas for seasonal foreign workers".
Another was the Salvation Army, which in the past, held charitable events at both The Breakers and Mar-a-Lago. But it is seeking to pay those cooks slightly less than in 2017: the posting says Mar-a-Lago's pay for cooks starts at $13.31 per hour, down 3 cents from the year before. Apart from many other ramifications, it could blow back on his beloved resort as it majorly relies on foreign workers, majority Haitians, to fill seasonal jobs that Americans apparently don't want.
He sure loves hiring foreign workers on the cheap, though!
The president is criticized for hiring foreign workers despite his emphasis on hiring Americans for US -based jobs.