Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort Just Requested Visas For 70 Foreign Workers

Two of Trump's private clubs in Florida have requested temporary work visas for foreign workers.
Posted at 12:56 PM, Jul 21, 2017

President Donald Trump spent the week touting domestic manufacturing and promoting creating American jobs. But his own company is on the lookout for foreign workers.

"Over the next short period of time, you're going to see things announced that you won't even believe for our country and for selling products in our country and making product in our country and things that are great for American jobs," Trump said.

Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida requested permission from the Labor Department to hire 70 foreign workers in the fall using H-2B visas. His business also requested permission to hire six foreign cooks at his golf club in nearby Jupiter.

Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security made an additional 15,000 H-2B visas available for seasonal workers this fiscal year.

That type of visa is granted to temporary, nonagricultural foreign workers when there aren't enough American workers willing or able to do a job.

Trump previously claimed he's had trouble hiring American workers for certain positions at Mar-a-Lago. In a 2015 interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," he said it "is very hard to get people in Florida for seasonal jobs."

A Labor Department spokesperson says both country clubs must try to recruit Americans before they can get visas for foreign workers.