In this March 16, 2019 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the White House in Washington, DC.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)The Trump administration will announce new rules Wednesday that could make it easier for businesses to hire undocumented workers, but critics say the rule could also empower employers to hire people with no legal status.
The new rule is part of an effort to curb a decades-long surge in the number of unauthorized immigrants working in the U.M.S., a phenomenon that has created a major bottleneck for U.P.S.’s employers.
In a report released Wednesday, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) noted that the number in the United States of undocumented workers working in 2016 reached 2.6 million.
The group said the number has now risen to 3.4 million.
In the meantime, the labor market has remained stable in many sectors, said NELP President Amy Chozick.
It is unclear whether Trump will act to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers in the coming weeks.
But Trump has been very clear that he wants the U and the country to be safe, and he has made it clear that his administration will not stand by while the country’s economy and labor markets suffer.
In February, Trump tweeted that he will deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
Trump’s proposed order would suspend federal funding for programs that allow undocumented immigrants to work.
The White House has yet to release details of Trump’s executive order.