Donald Trump's companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cleaners.

    A Reuters analysis of U.S. government data reveals that this is business as usual in the New York property magnate's empire.

    Trump owns companies that have sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000, according to U.S. Department of Labor data reviewed by Reuters. Most of the applications were approved, the data show.

    The analysis of Trump's history of actively importing foreign workers comes as he has emerged as an early front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination in the November 2016 presidential election. Trump has positioned himself as a champion of American workers whose livelihoods are threatened by illegal foreign laborers and the offshoring of U.S. jobs.

    “I will be the greatest jobs president that God every created," he said in announcing his candidacy on June 16. "I will bring back our jobs from China, Mexico and other places. I will bring back jobs and our money."

    Trump generated both notoriety and buzz by singling out Mexican immigrants in the United States. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best," he said in the speech. "They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/02/us-usa-election-trump-exclusive-idUSKCN0Q62RQ20150802
     
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    Maybe this Florida resort is a theme resort and foreign workers are part of the atmosphere.

    Has he said how he plans to bring back jobs from Mexico and China? Or does he just stomp his feet and say that he will do it?
     
  3. targus

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    Big deal. :rolleyes:

    1,100 over 15 years across how many companies?

    And what skill sets are involved?

    Again CTB provides no real information.
     
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    CTB, haven't you heard that hypocrisy is only an issue with some on here when it's the Democrats being hypocritical.:laugh:
     
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    On what information are you judging there to be any hypocrisy?

    CTB has provided nothing... yet again.
     
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    Catch-22 situation. He uses the system to legally bring in immigrants, and he's anti-American jobs. He stops it, and he's anti-immigration--which they're already portraying him as.

    BTW - I won't be voting for him, if he somehow manages to garner the republican nomination.
     
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    There's others as well that selectively apply this. People like you and Crabtownboy.
     
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    One thing I have to note here is the author's intentional misrepresentation of Trump. Trump's not against legal Mexican immigrants. It's the illegal ones he characterized as thieves, murderers, and rapists.
     
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    That's how he rolls around here.
     
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    :thumbs: Amen! :wavey:
     
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    God still loves you brother! :flower:
     
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    Big deal. :rolleyes:

    He brings in 1100...all legally.

    Obama brings in millions...all illegally.
     
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    Tell that to the 1100 citizens who are unemployed. Do you think he is pro jobs for American citizens?
     
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    No one who supports illegal immigration and is against border security is pro jobs for Americans.
     
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    Tell that to the millions of citizens robbed of jobs by illegals.
     
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    Nice blowing of smoke. Now, do you believe that Trump is pro jobs for American citizens?
     
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    Absolutely. According to the numbers, about 10,000 times more so than your hero, the zero.
     
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    You have once again shown an inconsistent position.
     
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    You have once again posted a nonsense reply.

    So you are OK with trump using the H-2B and H-2A program to hire aliens at low pay and deny American citizens jobs. Is that right?

     
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    Are you ok with illegal aliens taking Americans jobs?
     

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