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

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

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

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club has applied for permission to hire 61 foreign workers to serve as waiters and cooks during the winter social season in Palm Beach, Florida, according to data posted this week by the Labor Department.

The Mar-a-Lago club asked for 40 H-2B visas for servers and another 21 for cooks.

In order to obtain H-2B visas, employers are required to prove there aren't enough USA workers who are "able, willing, qualified and available" to do the work.

This year's postings show Trump's club wants to hire one more foreign cook than last year.

Critics of the visa program claim it is a tool employers can use to exploit vulnerable foreign workers and represses wages for American workers by providing a cheap labor source for companies.

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Another was the Salvation Army, which in the past, held charitable events at both The Breakers and Mar-a-Lago. But the base salary for servers rose to $12.68 per hour this year from $11.88 per hour the year before.

By BuzzFeed's count, Trump has now tried to hire 240 foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago since he first announced his candidacy for president in June 2015 by calling foreign immigrants rapist and leeches on society.

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The newspaper reported almost 300 US workers had applied or been referred for jobs as waiters, waitresses, cooks and housekeepers but only 17 were hired.

Trump appears to prefer foreign workers at his resorts who are female, young, attractive, and with Romanian or South African accents that convey an "exotic appeal", former workers told the network. Apart from many other ramifications, it could blow back on his beloved resort as it majorly relies on foreign workers, a lot of them Haitians, to fill seasonal jobs that Americans apparently don't want. And the Trump Winery near Charlottesville sought to employ 23 foreigners.

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