Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was sworn in on January 20, 2021 as the 46th president of the United States. President Biden started off the first day of his presidency by undoing/withdrawing a lot of Trump’s unduly burdensome Immigration policies. President Biden has signed at least 17 executive orders on the first day many of which relate to Immigration.
The following are the Executive Orders that President Biden has signed:
- End of Muslim Travel Ban – Effective immediately
- Directed the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to take appropriate measures to fortify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and ensure that the so-called Dreamers be protected from deportation
- Revoked the prior Administration’s orders to exclude undocumented individuals from the census and apportionment of Congressional representatives
- Directed an immediate halt to construction of the border wall along the U.S. Mexican border
- Protected Liberians from immigration enforcement and extended work authorizations through June 30, 2022 and directed the Department of Homeland Security to facilitate processing for Liberians applying for residency in line with the Liberian Relief and Fairness Act
There are many Immigration policies (especially concerning H-1B) that are yet to be undone. Stay tuned for updates.
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