February 1, 2021
President Biden swung into action after his inauguration and has already signed several dozen executive orders that affect not only the well-being of the country that he represents but also the rest of the world. He mentioned during his campaign that if he won the election, he would be a president for all and there would be a new beginning for everyone. He started to work as he got into power to improve the country’ immigration system, address the stunted economy, provide a coherent national response to the COVID pandemic, and refocus efforts on ethics and climate.
In addition to the many executive orders relating to U.S. immigration that he has already signed, Biden has also proposed a sweeping immigration bill to stop the discriminating ban on some countries’ citizens from entering the U.S.; strengthen DACA to protect undocumented children brought into the country as children; stop the building of the border wall with Mexico and redirected those funds to other important projects; end deportations of undocumented residents; and reunite immigrant families that were previously separated. Biden also has plans to propose the legalization of 11 million undocumented workers in the United States and to increase the number of diversity visas awarded in the Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery) from the current number of 55,000 to 80,000 per fiscal year.
The economy is another point of focus for President Biden. Among his first executive actions was the promotion of a “Buy America” plan to bolster the consumption of domestically produced goods. He signed an order to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour and is advocating for the improvement of the conditions of unemployed citizens and residents. This includes an extension of a moratorium on evictions that stops landlords from throwing people out of their homes who are unable to pay their rents; a temporary halt to student loan payments during the pandemic; and an expansion of monetary help for business struggling to pay their employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic is also prominent among Mr. Biden executive actions. To protect everyone, he has ordered limitations on travel from certain regions to the U.S. for the time being, accelerated the distribution of vaccines, extended testing sites to stop the spread of COVID, and created a task force to recommend a process for the safe return to schools and reopening of businesses. A top challenge announced by Biden to everyone living in the country is to wear a mask and maintain social distance for 100 days with the intention of lowering the high number of infections in the U.S. Very importantly, the United States has rejoined the World Health Organization with Dr. Anthony Fauci as head of the force task representing the U.S.
Ethics and climate change are also important for President Biden, so he passed an executive order asking all public servants to sign an ethics pledge that prevents them from profiting from their positions and has also ordered for the U.S. to return to the Paris Agreement, the landmark international climate agreement signed in 2015.
With all these changes the Biden Administration has already moved fast to improve not only American lives but also those of new immigrants and the people in the rest of the world. He promised big change during his presidential campaign and he is proving true to his word.
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