Donald Trump’s Vineyard Is Hiring Foreign Workers

The Trump Vineyard Estates applied for six visas for its seasonal foreign workers this year

Much of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was based on promises to bring jobs back to America and to Americans.

“Most illegal immigrants are lower skilled workers with less education, who compete directly against vulnerable American workers, and that these illegal workers draw much more out from the system than they can ever possibly pay back,” said Donald Trump, then-presidential candidate, during a speech on immigration policy in August.

Trump’s words are coming back to bite him since it was revealed that the Trump Vineyard Estates — run by his son Eric Trump — applied for six H-2A work visas for temporary jobs running from January to June. The paperwork, acquired by The New York Post, revealed that workers would need to lift 80 pounds, workers would be exposed to “extreme” temperatures, and the work would involve “extensive walking” and “frequent stooping.”

The H-2A visa is specifically for unskilled or skilled laborers to work in America seasonally. According to Fox, in order to receive an H-2A permit, the company must prove that “there are not enough U.S. workers willing, qualified, or available to do the temporary work.”


President-elect Donald Trump has previously explained away his tendency to hire immigrant workers by saying, “It's very, very hard to get help.”