Letter: Article on Donald Trump’s foreign workers incomplete

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Bruce Bennett / The Palm Beach Post

The article, “Trump is not alone in foreign hiring,” (March 9) stated that Donald Trump hired 69 immigrant workers in 2015-16, paying them $10.07 to $13.01 per hour.

The H-2B visas for foreign workers were issued in 2015 by the federal government for jobs at local businesses because the employer could not find local citizens to apply. I wonder if they included citizens who were felons and had to pass background checks on their applications for the past five to seven years.

I wonder where the H-2B workers hired by The Breakers in Palm Beach, Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, the Club at Admirals Cove in Jupiter, the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, etc. lived while working their temporary jobs in the U.S. Do the employers provide living facilities on-site? If not, how do they find housing?

This information was not in your article, and many taxpayers would like to know how the foreign workers are accommodated or if they are subsidized.

The Palm Beach Post is providing information that is much appreciated.

C. MITCHELL, GREENACRES

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