Trump Winery files petition to hire more foreign workers

A Virginia winery owned by President Trump’s middle son, Eric, has filed a petition with the Department of Labor to hire more foreign workers.

Trump Vineyard Estates — based in Charlottesville, Va. — submitted the petition Wednesday requesting H-2 visas for workers to be employed from Jan. 22 to July 13 of next year.

The workers would also get paid $11.27 an hour, according to the petition.

The H-2 visas allow foreign laborers to temporarily work for U.S employers as long as American workers don’t take those jobs.

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The latest petition didn’t provide the working conditions, but the winery previously required workers to endure cold temperatures while “on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time.”

The winery’s website says Eric Trump owns the vineyard. However, the president touted in August that he owned “one of the largest wineries in the United States.”

The Trump Winery has had a long history of hiring foreign workers in the past. Last December, it applied for six workers and for 23 more in February.

Trump, throughout the presidential campaign, promised to bring back jobs for American workers. But when asked about hiring foreign laborers to work at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump said it’s “almost impossible” Americans would want to fill those jobs.

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