NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s two largest private detention companies want to remain open to possibly housing immigrant children separated from their parents, even though both companies say that is not something they currently do.

An activist shareholder submitted resolutions that would require Tennessee-based CoreCivic and Florida-based GEO Group to adopt policies of not accepting immigrant children separated from parents and vice versa. Both companies have asked the Securities and Exchange Commission for permission to exclude the resolutions from materials sent to shareholders ahead of their annual meetings, when they’d vote on the proposals.

Their objections contend the proposals would interfere with ordinary business operations.

Supporting statements issued with the resolutions argue that they would protect the companies from reputational damage.

President Trump scrapped his administration’s policy of separating immigrant families in June after a global uproar.