Trump's Mar-a-Lago files request to hire 40 foreign workers

An aerial view of the Mar-a Lago resort in Palm Beach Florida

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.

The posting further revealed the commander-in-chief's club plans to pay a minimum of $12.68 an hour to the workers, who will be reportedly employed from October to the end of May.

These so-called H-2B visas are only issued if employers can prove that there aren't enough "able, willing, qualified and available" American workers to perform the jobs in question, and demonstrate that the arrival of foreign workers "will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed USA workers, according to the Department of Labor". Since 2010 Mar-a-Lago alone has obtained a total of 500 H-2B visas for seasonal foreign workers, according to The New Yorker. It's unclear if they were approved.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump was asked about the club's practice of hiring foreign workers for the busiest months of the year during one of the Republican primary debates.

The club seeks to hire the non-American employees as the Trump administration cracks down on illegal entry into the United States with a so-called "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.

The posting for waiters shows Trump wants to hire five more foreigners for those jobs than in 2017.

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Another was the Salvation Army, which in the past, held charitable events at both The Breakers and Mar-a-Lago.

Rates for cooks start at $13.31 an hour, three cents less than a year ago. During the season, you can't get people.

These ads, however, were not posted until after Mar-a-Lago had already filed requests to hire 70 foreign workers.

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club wants to hire 61 foreign workers for its upcoming season, which begins in November. "But other hotels do the exact same thing". According to HuffPost, Trump's Florida business has filed at least 10 different requests to hire foreign workers since 2015.

Trump also said that while he doesn't directly manage the hiring at his properties, similar businesses in Palm Beach follow the same practices.

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