Biden's Day 1 executive orders revealed

Wednesday, 20. January 2021 11:31

According to incoming US President Joe Biden's office, Donald Trump's successor plans on signing sweeping executive orders on his first day in office later on Wednesday, most of which will roll back his predecessor's most publicized actions.

Among the executive actions planned is a "100 Days Masking Challenge" to encourage mask-wearing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Furthermore, Biden will sign an order to "re-engage" with the World Health Organization after Trump withdrew the US from the WHO, as well as one to rejoin the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

The new president will sign orders extending eviction and foreclosure moratoriums during the pandemic, extending student loan pauses, an order to advance racial equality, one for preserving protections for so-called Dreamers and a reversal on the ban on travel from several Muslim-majority countries. Finally, Biden is set to sign an order designed to stop construction of Trump's wall along the border with Mexico, a central piece of the outgoing president's campaign.

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