Trump winery asks to hire more foreign workers
© Greg Nash

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

Trump Vineyard Estates filed the request to hire farmworkers and laborers to tend to the property’s crops, nursery and greenhouse. The jobs would start March 19 and conclude on Oct. 26. The pay rate is $11.46 per hour, according to the filing.

The request was filed through the H-2A visa program, which allows U.S. employers to hire foreign agricultural laborers for temporary work as long as no qualified Americans want the jobs instead.

The winery has filed similar requests in the past for foreign guest workers.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE bought the property in 2011 but relinquished ownership to his son, Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpMandatory E-Verify: The other border wall Trump Organization drops plans to open new hotels amid scrutiny: report Schultz won't say if he will sell all Starbucks shares if he becomes president MORE, soon after.

As a candidate and since taking office, Trump has lamented the loss of American jobs to immigrants and workers overseas.