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Trump-branded resort seeks to hire dozens more foreign workers

Trump-branded resort seeks to hire dozens more foreign workers
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A Florida resort that licenses President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE’s name is reportedly seeking permission to hire 37 additional temporary foreign workers as seasonal employees.

BuzzFeed News, citing Department of Labor records, reported Wednesday that the Trump International Beach Resort is looking to hire housekeepers, waiters and servers from December 2018 until September 2019 using H-2 visas.

The resort, located north of Miami in Sunny Isles Beach, is owned by the International Resorts Management Group but licenses Trump’s name.

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In total since June 2015, when Trump launched his presidential campaign, businesses he owns or ones that use his name have sought to hire more than 570 foreign guest workers, according to BuzzFeed.

The Miami resort’s recent request wasn’t the first time it has asked for permission to hire foreign workers. The Miami New Times reported that the resort sought to hire 30 foreign workers in September 2016.

In July, Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., requested a total of 78 foreign workers for the upcoming winter season. The resort sought to hire cooks, waiters and housekeepers.

Last year, Mar-a-Lago was granted permission to hire 70 foreign workers for the 2017-2018 tourist season.

Trump, who has encouraged businesses to hire American workers, has defended hiring foreign workers at his resorts. He said during a GOP primary debate in 2016 that it is “very, very hard to get people.”

“Other hotels do the exact same thing,” he said.