Washington DC: Immediately after being sworn-in as the 46th US President on Wednesday 20 January, Joe Biden went into the overdrive mode and sweeping away Trump policies, signed proclamations to protect Public Health, Environment and tackle the Climate Crisis, dismantle the Southern wall, and put in place Civil Immigration Laws.
Earlier, Biden took his oath of office from Capitol Hill at 11:48 a.m. EST Wednesday, with his hand on a family Bible.
First female Vice President of United States of America
Kamala Devi Harris took her oath of office, making her the first female Vice President of United States of America – the nation’s second highest office.
Rolling back Trump policies, Biden has signed the Proclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction
The Proclamation on the Southern border underscores “Like every nation, the United States has a right and a duty to secure its borders and protect its people against threats. But building a massive wall that spans the entire southern border is not a serious policy solution. It is a waste of money that diverts attention from genuine threats to our homeland security. My Administration is committed to ensuring that the United States has a comprehensive and humane immigration system that operates consistently with our Nation’s values. In furtherance of that commitment, I have determined that the declaration of a national emergency at our southern border in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States), was unwarranted. It shall be the policy of my Administration that no more American taxpayer dollars be diverted to construct a border wall. I am also directing a careful review of all resources appropriated or redirected to construct a southern border wall.”
Civil Immigration Laws
Emphasising that his Administration will reset the policies and practices for enforcing civil immigration laws to align enforcement with certain well defined values and priorities, Biden also signed the Executive Order on the Revision of Civil Immigration Enforcement Policies and Priorities.
Public Health, Environment and Climate Crisis
The US President also has signed the Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis
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