Skip to comments.Despite tough stance on immigration, Trumpís companies hire many foreigners
Posted on 01/12/2018 10:58:27 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
As a candidate and as president, Donald Trumps position and comments on immigration have been controversial.
But while the president condemns illegal immigration and eliminates protections for some immigrant groups, his companies depend on foreign labor, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor.
At least one Trump hotel also depends on immigrant labor or descendants of immigrants: Trump National Doral Miami.
During a campaign event in October 2016, Trump said that 80 percent of the hotels employees are Latinos, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
At the event, Trump encouraged his hotel employees to step forward with their praise about working for Trump.
Many spoke of their home countries Cuba, Haiti, Chile, the article said.
Over the past decade, Trump companies have applied for almost 1,000 visas for foreign workers, hundreds of whom ended up employed at the Mar-a-Lago Club, the luxury Trump family-owned hotel in Palm Beach, according to a Univision analysis with data of the Department of Labor.
According to an article in the Palm Beach Post published on Nov. 3, Trump companies obtained permission to hire 70 waiters, cooks and cleaning staff for Mar-a-Lago Club for the 2017-2018 tourist season. The company pays the cooks $13.34 an hour, the waiters $11.88 and the cleaning employees $10.33 an hour, according to the newspaper.
The employees hired by Mar-a-Lago are mostly from Romania, according to a New York Times February 2016 article, also based on public records from the federal government.
On Thursday, President Trump allegedly made new disparaging comments about immigrant communities. The Washington Post reported that Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as shithole countries during a discussion at the White House with lawmakers on immigration policy.
On Friday morning, Trump took to Twitter to address the issue. He admitted that hed used tough language but denied using the reported shithole phrase. At least one congressman at the White House meeting, Democratic Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois, said media reports of the derogatory term are accurate.
Trump has said in previous reports that he hires foreigners because it is almost impossible to get qualified people to clean, work in the kitchen or serve in the restaurants of his hotels during the high season.
However, the employment agency in Palm Beach County, where Mar-a-Lago is located, has said that Trumps company rarely turns to them to look for employees, even though they have people who want the jobs.
Tom Veenstra, spokesman for that agency, told the Palm Beach Post in November: While Mar-a-Lago asks the federal government for dozens of H-2B visas [for foreign workers] every tourist season, the private club rarely asks CareerSource for help finding a local employee.
In 2015, the hotel put in one request for a single banquet server.
The practice of hiring temporary visa workers (H-2B) is common in the tourism industry, and other hotels in Palm Beach also heavily rely on temporary foreign employees. However, the president has publicly denounced U.S. companies that have moved their factories to Mexico and other countries and has insisted on prioritizing American workers.
The lying Fake News media refuses to distinguish between legal immigrants vs. illegals.
“At least one Trump hotel also depends on ... descendants of immigrants”.
Since logically this includes pretty much all of us, I wonder what moron wrote this article ...
No, he has a track record of hiring illegals.
he’d be a racist if he didn’t. dammed if you do...
He hired lots of stern Europeans.
No he does NOT and your constant anti-Trump/Trump bashing U& trashing posts are usually lie filled, as this one is.
No, it’s not. By the way, do you know what business Trump was in?
I probably know far better than you do, nick, and you’re lying about his hiring illegals.
Know more about Trump?
You can pretend it isn't true. That's what Democrats do.
What's next? Are you going to deny that in 2012 Trump didn't attack Romney as being too tough on immigration: Donald Trump: Mean-Spirited GOP Wont Win Elections
I’m a troll? I was on this sight 11 years before you. I was on when most were real conservatives, before the wave of liberal posters started in 2012.
>No, he has a track record of hiring illegals.
So? Why should I care when his actual policy proposals are so good for me and my country.
Keeping ACA, kowtowing to Iran, and giving special rights to illegals are good for you and your country? What country are you from, Mexico, Iran?
Only a liberal think being a conservative means being to a troll. AWhy have you gone so far to the left in the last year?
He didn’t used to be, but now he certainly is.
Yes and many other things as well.
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