Biden plans to change a lot in Trump’s policy in the first days of his tenure
US President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign dozens of executive orders and send them to Congress in his early days in office in his quest to repeal some of Donald Trump’s immigration and climate change laws while taking steps to strengthen government stimulus to tackle the coronavirus crisis..
A rough list of what to expect based on interviews with several advisors Joe Biden, a review of campaign promises and a recent memo from the new head of administration of the president-elect Ron Klein (Ron Klain).
– Adopt a $ 1.9 trillion spending plan to accelerate the spread of coronavirus vaccines while providing economic relief to millions of Americans affected by the pandemic.
– Introduce a mask requirement that will apply to all federal facilities and property, including airplanes and buses.
– Extend the exemption from payments on federal student loans and extend the moratorium on evictions.
– Sign an executive order to help schools and businesses open safely, expand coronavirus testing, and will set clearer public health standards.
– Instruct federal agencies to take immediate measures to provide economic assistance to working families affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Climate and environment
– Join the United States back to the Paris Climate Agreement, a global pact struck five years ago between nearly 200 countries to avoid the worst effects of change climate. In 2016, Trump pledged to pull the United States out of the agreement, fulfilling that promise in November 2020..
– Leverage the $ 500 billion government procurement system to make facilities more reliant on clean energy and to buy zero-emission vehicles.
– Prohibit new permits for oil and gas production on public lands and water areas, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
– Revoke permission to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which will transport oil from Canada to the United States.
– Remove travel ban from some Muslim-majority countries.
– Submit a sweeping immigration law to Congress that could legalize millions of immigrants living in the United States without legal permission.
– Restore the program that allows «dreamers» (Dreamers), people who were illegally brought to the United States as children stay in the country further.
– Reverse Trump’s policies that separated immigrant parents from their children at the border, including ending parental prosecutions for minor immigration violations, and prioritizing the reunification of all children still separated from their families.
– Remove Trump’s restrictive asylum policies, such as imposing additional restrictions on anyone traveling through Mexico or Guatemala, and restricting asylum to victims bandit formations and domestic violence.
– Cancel Trump’s national emergency that allowed him to transfer federal funds from the Department of Defense to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
– Establish an immediate overhaul of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for vulnerable populations who cannot be safe in their countries ravaged by violence or destroyed by natural disasters.