posted by the Department of Labor on Thursday.
The Trump Winery, also known as Trump Vineyard Estates, LLC, is asking to bring in 23 workers this spring to plant and harvest grapes. The workers are being sought under the federal H-2 visa program, which permits American employers to hire foreign laborers under temporary work visas as long as no qualified US workers want the jobs. The job on the 1,300-acre estate could run through late October.
The latest request is in addition to six workers the winery sought in December. The jobs will pay $11.27 an hour and require workers to labor outside in weather as cold as 10 degrees while “on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time,” according to the job posting.
In other words, reality bites a Trump in the ass.
The idea that it makes economic sense to only allow "the best and the brightest" foreigners into the United States, as the President has called for, is just big time economic ignorance.
It is entirely possible, as the Eric Trump petition suggests, that the most menial, harsh, low paying jobs are not of interest to American workers who have other options (or they would take the jobs).
Bottom line: The importation of such low-skilled foreign workers results in a net gain in product for the US economy.