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Trump Vineyard Requests Visas For Still More Foreign Workers

Posted by on Feb. 21, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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“America First” doesn’t apply to Trump wines.

While President Donald Trump rails against immigrants and foreign workers taking away American jobs, the Trump Vineyard Estates has filed yet another request for visas for foreign farm workers at its Virginia winery.

The application filed last week asks for H-2 worker visa for 23 laborers at $11.27 an hour from April through October this year.

In December, Trump Vineyard Estates also filed an application with the Department of Labor seeking six visas that would allow the company to hire foreign workers for seasonal jobs. That paperwork was submitted just days after Trump urged an Indiana company not to ship American jobs to Mexico.

Trump Winery, which the president’s son Eric Trump owns, would employ the workers, according to Buzzfeed, The winery’s website says it is a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC and is “not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.”

But the winery is located on the Trump Vineyard Estates LLC, which filed the visa request.Trump Vineyard Estates is listed as part of the real estate portfolio of the Trump Organization, according to its website. When Trump became president he said he would switch management of his companies to his sons but would maintain ownership. He revealed in a 2015 campaign financial disclosure filing that Trump Vineyard Estates had earned him $150,000 to $1.1 million, Politico reported at the time.

He also boasted at a campaign event last year featuring bottles from the Trump Winery — which was reportedly transferred to Eric Trump in 2012 — that “I own it 100 percent — no mortgage, no debt.”

Trump won approval in December to also hire 77 foreign workers at his Mar-a-Lago resort and Jupiter golf course through the H-2B visa program, according to a review of data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows conducted by Vocativ.

CNN reported last summer that Trump companies have employed at least 1,256 foreign workers — most from Romania and South Africa — in the past 15 years. The companies applied to hire 263 foreign workers even after Trump launched his campaign in which he railed against the loss of U.S. jobs to foreign workers.

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SuG4
by Firestarter on Feb. 21, 2017 at 6:38 AM
LMAO!!!
NWP
by guerrilla girl on Feb. 21, 2017 at 7:04 AM
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Of course he did
CraziestTexan39
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2017 at 7:31 AM
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Well DUH..of course... .he is the biggest hypocrite in the world.
joyfree
by Platinum Member on Feb. 21, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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How is this okay, Trump supporters?
Wolffie
by Bronze Member on Feb. 21, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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I bought a bottle of Cru a while back, not realizing it was a Trump wine. I think the brandy that they infused with the chardonney made it impossible for me to drink it. Color me not impressed with Trump wines. LOL!

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:07 AM
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In my best Stewie Griffin voice: Oh that's hilarious!
Luvnlogic
by Platinum Member on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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While he's technically not importing illegal immigrants, this does seem to go against his #AmericaFirst and putting Americans back to work stances. $11.27/hr ain't exactly the big bucks, but I feel like he could find citizens at that rate. So why not do that?
cynnie22
by Silver Member on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:21 AM
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Too bad there aren't any out of work Americians to take those jobs.  

pdxmum
by Gold Member on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:22 AM
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His supporters go very, very quiet on this one. In another forum, one went so far to say the request for the maralago workers happened before he was inaugurated so it didn't count.

The mental gymnastics are gold medal quality.
EireLass
by Ruby Member on Feb. 21, 2017 at 9:34 AM
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Seems homeless Vets would grab the job. I would think anyway. And perhaps give them housing. 

Well, at least he's doing it legally, rather than hiring illegals.

Quoting Luvnlogic: While he's technically not importing illegal immigrants, this does seem to go against his #AmericaFirst and putting Americans back to work stances. $11.27/hr ain't exactly the big bucks, but I feel like he could find citizens at that rate. So why not do that?


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