China Trade War Might Settle on the Sidelines of G20 Summit
Judge tells White House to give CNN’s Jim Acosta his pass back
Top Trump national security adviser fired after feud with Melania
Julian Assange charged in US
Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Seeks Permission To Hire 40 More Foreign Workers
09 July 2018, 06:34 | Devin Moran
An aerial view of the Mar-a Lago resort in Palm Beach Florida
Over the past decade, President Donald Trump's private foundation, the Donald J. Trump Foundation, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations to charitable organizations after they hosted events at his private Mar-a-Lago golf club in Palm Beach, Florida.
As per the Job Order Records filed on Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6, the Florida resort has requested for 61 H-2B visas, 40 of which were for servers, while 21 were for cooks.
Its ironical how Trump, whose contempt for immigrants is really no secret, whose presidential campaign was full of promises to bring back American jobs and whose treatment of asylum-seekers has been regarded as a humanitarian crisis - is looking for foreign workers to staff his very own property. BuzzFeed reported that thousands of workers on either H2-A or H2-B visas have been raped, beaten, abused, starved, imprisoned, or financially exploited by their employers. Since 2010 Mar-a-Lago alone has obtained a total of 500 H-2B visas for seasonal foreign workers, according to The New Yorker. That same week, however, "Mar-a-Lago was applying for foreign worker visas". But it is seeking to pay those cooks slightly less than in 2017: the posting says Mar-a-Lago's pay for cooks starts at $13.31 per hour, down 3 cents from the year before.
If the request is approved, Mar-a-Lago will be allowed to employ the workers from October 2018 until May 2019.
Last year, after Trump said there were "very fine people" among violent crowds of protesters in Charlottesville, many of Trump's longtime charity clients quit.
Trump's foreign hiring spree comes as he took to Twitter to hail the latest United States employment figures, writing 'JOBS, JOBS, JOBS!'
Mar-a-Lago's competitors in Palm Beach, including other social clubs and hotels, have also used foreign labor.
Trump has criticized US companies for employing foreign workers, but has defended Mar-a-Lago's hiring practices, saying there aren't enough local applicants. Many resorts in the Palm Beach area use the program to find seasonal help. According to HuffPost, Trump's Florida business has filed at least 10 different requests to hire foreign workers since 2015.
Japan cult leader's hanging closes chapter on shocking crime
Aum Shinrikyo followers chant before a portrait of guru Shoko Asahara on July 19, 1999, at Aum's Adachi office in Tokyo . Asahara, who founded Aum in 1987, said that the United States would attack Japan and turn it into a nuclear wasteland.
Vettel plays down neck concerns for British Grand Prix
The rest of the top 10 was completed by Daniel Ricciardo, Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean, Charles Leclerc and Esteban Ocon. Lewis Hamilton put his Mercedes on pole position for the British Grand Prix with a scintillating final lap.
Justin Bieber gets engaged to Hailey Baldwin
The " Sorry " singer then got down on one knee in front of the whole crowd and popped the question and she accepted his proposal. Everybody knows that at a certain point in time that turned into something else, but that just happens when you're 18, 19.
England's Semi Final Will Be Against Croatia On Wednesday
He added that he did not see consistency in Croatia's game as they "looked good for three games but played worse against Denmark". That Croatia side hammered Germany 3-0 to reach the semis in France, and Dalic is looking for a similar result on Saturday.
Neymar describes World Cup exit as painful time
Lukaku entered this summer's World Cup off the back of scoring 27 goals in 51 appearances during his first season at Old Trafford. Italy, France, Germany and Portugal were the semi-finalists at the 2006 World Cup , the last time this had happened.
Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers
Tropical Storm Chris, which continues to linger off the North Carolina coast, is expected to become a hurricane on Monday. As a result, it is forecast to continue generating life-threatening waves and rip currents for the Mid-Atlantic beaches.
June Sees Employment Rates Increase 213000
Job growth was widespread across the economy with solid gains in business, health care, construction and manufacturing. Minutes of the Fed's June 12-13 policy meeting published on Thursday offered an upbeat assessment of the labor market.