In a recent speech in South Carolina, U.S. President Donald Trump proclaimed that his new mantra is now “Buy American and Hire American”, a reinforcement of his campaign rhetoric on how immigrants and foreign workers “are stealing American jobs”. In the same breath, he vowed to “very strongly” enforce trade rules and stop “foreign cheating”.
It seems, however, that one of the companies that bears the Trump name has yet to get the memo of his “so-called”new mantra.
The Trump Vineyard Estates, which reportedly transferred to Eric Trump in 2012, has just filed a new request for visas of its foreign farm laborers. Requests for H-2 worker visas for 23 foreign workers with rates of $11.27 per hour were filed last week, reported Huffington Post.
However, this isn’t news — Trump’s companies have sought to hire 263 foreign workers even after Trump began his campaign last year, according to Buzzfeed.
Trump Vineyard Estates also filed an application by the end of last year with the Department of Labor to enable it to hire foreigners that can work seasonal jobs
The firm’s website safely indicates that it is “not owned, managed or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization or any of their affiliates.” However, the website also stated that Trump Vineyard Estates is still listed as part of the real estate portfolio of the Trump Organization.