"People these days say there are no workers that will perform seasonal work like agriculture jobs, landscaping, entry level, low skill. I think that's an overstatement. I don't think there are no people to do it, there's just a deficiency of people to do it," Libby Whitley, of másLabor, told The Daily Progress.
The H-2A program was designed for agricultural companies that believe they will have a shortage of American workers and it allows them to bring in foreign workers for temporary and seasonal jobs, The Daily Progress reported.
Whitley, who worked with the Trump Winery, said she expected to be inundated with applications after the first H-2A request.
"Guess how many applicants we had? Thirteen," she told Fox News. "And they were all from places like the Philippines, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria. We did not have one American worker apply."
But the office has received emails from people who are against the employment visa request.
"I qualify every one of those responses and I say, 'Are you interested in the job? If you are, please get in touch with us immediately,'" Whitley told Fox News.