Breitbart News is reporting that the Trump Administration is making an official proposal to the Department of Justice that would allow businesses and individuals to hire legal immigrants from countries such as Honduras and El Salvador.
The proposal is expected to be sent to the Attorney General’s Office on Thursday, Breitbart News reported.
The report says the proposal would be in response to recent public opinion polls indicating that many Americans believe illegal immigration has been an impediment to economic growth and the U.S. workforce.
The Department of Homeland Security and the Department on Immigration and Customs Enforcement are expected to have to go to court to stop the proposal.
This is part of a broader effort by the Trump Admin.
to move away from policies that have been widely criticized as discriminatory and that have put the U to the test, the report says.
Breitbart News has reached out to the Office of the Solicitor General and the Attorney Generals office for comment.
The Trump Administration has also announced plans to reduce enforcement of laws related to illegal immigration, including its proposed border wall with Mexico, a plan that was met with swift criticism from groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
The plan was also opposed by many Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), as well as many Republicans.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.