Biden sets to work on reversing Trump policies with executive orders
US President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders and other measures on Wednesday aimed at addressing the Coronavirus crisis and reversing a number of policy changes enacted under former President Donald Trump.
“There is no time to start like today,” Biden told reporters at the signing ceremony hours after his inauguration.
Among the commands, US President Joe Biden has ended travel bans on some Muslim-majority countries
He called on federal agencies to give priority to racial equality
He halted construction of the wall along the US-Mexico border, revoked approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and rescinded Trump’s order of disqualification. Non-citizens of the United States census,
Promote protection against discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Biden also signed letters declaring the United States’ intention to join the Paris climate accord and backtracking on Trump’s announcement that the country would withdraw from the World Health Organization.
Regarding the Coronavirus, Biden extended a federal moratorium on evacuations, imposed the wearing of masks in federal buildings and established a new office to coordinate the national response to the virus that has killed more than 400,000 people in the United States.
Administration aides said Biden will take dozens of other measures in the next 10 days.
President Biden’s immigration bill would change “foreign” to “non-citizen” in US law – the final step in the struggle over language related to immigration and immigrants.
The Biden administration unveils the US Citizenship Act of 2021, which will include a number of drastic measures such as an eight-year pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, immediate green cards for deferred action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients.