Biden, on immigration, will reportedly repeal the travel ban that includes many Muslim countries and reinstate the “DREAMers” program.
Once he takes office on January 20, President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly working on a group of executive orders that would reverse several controversial Trump administration policies.
Biden, according to the Washington Post, plans to take immediate action on policies pertaining to climate change, immigration, and public health. The president-elect, on all three counts, ould effectively implement policies that are the opposites of President Donald Trump’s.
Biden also plans to swiftly reverse Trump’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization, as the country continues to struggle with record daily Covid-19 cases amid the pandemic. While providing a check on China’s influence on the group, the order would allow for greater pandemic cooperation and coordination with international partners.
Biden has placed the pandemic as his first priority and he’s already forming a coronavirus task force, headed by former surgeon general Vivek Murthy; David Kessler, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; and Dr Marcella Nunez-Smith, a professor of epidemiology and medicine at Yale University. The group is set to start meeting Monday.
The President-elect also plans to immediately rejoin the Paris climate accords and to seek to push other countries into lowering their emissions. Biden has pledged to do so on his the campaign trail and has reiterated a commitment to that promise. The expectation of a coming order was welcomed yesterday by the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, who said, “Welcome back America!” in a tweet.
Welcome back America! Congratulations to @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris for their election! While we are about to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, this victory symbolizes our need to act together more than ever, in view of climate emergency. 🇺🇸#Election2020
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) November 7, 2020
Biden, on immigration, will reportedly repeal the travel ban that includes many Muslim countries and reinstate the “DREAMers” program, which allowed children of undocumented immigrants to remain in the country.
Reinstating dozens of environmental and business-related regulations undone by Trump and company is also on the priority list of Biden. Biden ran on a “return to normal” platform, and normal seemingly means unravelling the Trump agenda, alongside rebuilding trust in America’s institutions.
On the first day of his presidency, Biden has promised he would repeal the transgender military ban. Biden is expected by LGBTQ activists to follow through on his promise to undo all of Trump’s anti-trans policies from the last four years.