Trump winery files request for foreign guest workers


The Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., wants to hire 23 foreign guest workers for the coming spring and summer, according to a filing with the Department of Labor.

According to a report in The Hill, Trump Vineyard Estates is looking to hire farm workers and laborers to take care of the property’s crops, nursery and greenhouse for $11.46 per hour. The jobs would being on March 19 and conclude on Oct. 26.

Filed through the H-2A visa program, such requests allow U.S. employers to hire foreign agricultural laborers for temporary work as long as no qualified Americans have applied for the jobs.

An H2A visa is a temporary work visa for foreign agricultural workers with a job offer for seasonal agricultural work in the US. The H2A visa program is open to nationals of countries that the United States Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as eligible to participate and is revised annually, according to Migration Expert.

The winery and other Trump entities, such as Mar-a-Lago, have filed similar requests in the past for foreign guest workers. Trump has often defended Mar-a-Lago’s use of foreign workers under the temporary work visa program.

Trump bought the property in 2011 but relinquished ownership to his son, Eric Trump, soon after.

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