US President-elect Biden has said he will introduce an immigration bill (legislation )“quickly” after taking office, changing the Trump administration’s policies.
“I will introduce an immigration bill immediately and have it sent to the appropriate committees to begin immediately”, he told reporters in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday.
Biden was reacting to a question on what his government would do first after his inauguration on January 20.
Recently he had also promised an immigration overhaul within 100 days of taking office.
Reversing the Trump “brutal” immigration policies was Biden’s one of the key election promises.
Restricting immigration has been a focus of the Trump government. Since its first days when it gave the travel ban on seven Muslim-majority nations. Also, it has proceeded into Trump’s last year in office as the White House utilizes the Covid pandemic as cover.
The Trump government solidified the immigration rules on those permitted to seek asylum in the United States. And advocating a merit-based immigration system to save US workers. Additionally, his government tried ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2017. But the Supreme Court blocked its attempt in June 2019.
Biden said he will also reverse the Trump government’s orders on environmental issues.
“I will, in fact, rescind the executive orders that the president has in fact initiated that are contrary to, what I think, is either his authority and/or even if it is his authority, contrary to the interest of the United States on environmental issues and a whole range of other things,” he said.
Biden had pledged to rejoin the Paris climate agreement on the first day of his presidency. The US on November 4 a year ago officially pulled out from the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a decision originally announced by President Donald Trump in 2017.
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Also, thirdly, Biden said he will promptly travel through to the most urgent need of asking that Congress give him the financial wherewithal to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
To have the option to move so we have Operation Warp Speed truly working. Warp Speed got the vaccine to places that were delivered yet didn’t get them from those vials into individuals’ arms. So it is a gigantic logistical concern of how we do that, he said.
Biden said he is committed to getting 100 million shots in individuals’ arms in the initial 100 days.
I am committed to insisting that in all federal jurisdictions, any spot I have control as president. Everybody will be mandated to wear a mask interstate transportation as well as federal facilities.
I am committed to moving as quickly as possible to get the vaccine to teachers. And the material to youngsters that can provide for the safe opening of our schools at the end of that–beginning at the end of that 100 days. They are the most urgent things we need to do now. Now, immediately upon getting in office, he said.
Biden said there will be numerous things and there will be different committees holding hearings on a whole range of issues on infrastructure. What they should be doing to produce a green economy.
But in terms of the immediate need to get done not just introduced but to get done. Voted on and get the money and resources to do it turns out that the most urgent need is dealing with the virus number one and economic relief to Americans. Who through no fault of their own are really getting battered, he said.