Trump will hire foreign workers to staff Mar-a-Lago this winter

Trump will hire foreign workers to staff Mar-a-Lago this winter
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOPINION: Trump's budget will supercharge America's economy The Hill's 12:30 Report Justice ethics experts clear Mueller to head Russia probe MORE will hire foreign workers to staff the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., this winter — as he did last year. 

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According to the Palm Beach Post, Trump won approval from the U.S. Labor Department in October to hire 64 foreign workers through the H-2B visa program, which allows eligible U.S. employers to hire foreign nationals to fill temporary jobs. 

Trump hired 69 workers through the same program last year. 

According to the Palm Beach Post, Trump will pay the staff wages comparable to what he offered last year. Though some will make less than they made last year, most will get a 1 percent raise.

Trump, who built his campaign on hardline immigration policies, faced criticism during the campaign when it was revealed that he hired foreign workers for seasonal jobs at the club. 

"It's very, very hard to get people," Trump said when questioned about it at a March presidential debate.

"Other hotels do the exact same thing."  

Trump will hire 19 cooks at $12.74 an hour, down from $13.01 an hour last year. 

Mar-a-Lago will hire 30 waiters and waitresses at $11.13 an hour, a 14 cent increase from last year, and 15 housekeepers at $10.17 an hour, a 10 cent increase from last year.