Joe Biden Plans To Get Rid Of The Muslim Travel Ban On His First Day
Joe Biden is planning on signing several executive orders on his first day in office.
One of them will revolve around getting rid of the Muslim travel ban that was established during the Trump Administration.
President Donald Trump banned people from several Muslim-majority countries from being able to travel to the US due to security concerns and blocked all refugees from coming to America unless they had either a visa or valid travel documents.
The ban saw people from North Korea, Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan and Tanzania barred from getting to the US. The decree varied from country to country, with some citizens blocked altogether and others allowed in if they fit a certain criteria like having a student visa.
Executive Order 13769 caused outrage around the world and it went through several legal challenges due to allegations of religious discrimination.
It was allowed to stay, however Joe Biden wants to tear it down the moment he steps into the White House.
"As president, I'll work with you to rip the poison of hate from our society to honour your contributions and seek your ideas. My administration will look like America, with Muslim Americans serving at every level," Biden said back in October.
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The President-elect's chief of staff, Ron Klain, has given a memo to senior members of the incoming president's team to indicate their plans for the first 10 days in office.
In addition to the Muslim travel ban, the Biden Administration will also rejoin the Paris climate accord and make it mandatory to wear masks on federal property and during interstate travel.
The President-elect has also outlined plans to reunite immigrant children separated from their families, naturalise 11 million undocumented people already living in the US, vaccinate 100 million people for the coronavirus within the first 100 days and deliver a $1.9 billion stimulus package to kickstart the economy.
Klain's memo said: "These executive actions will deliver relief to the millions of Americans that are struggling in the face of these crises,' Klain said in the memo.
"President-elect Biden will take action - not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration - but also to start moving our country forward."
Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States this week on January 20. Donald Trump and his closest allies have said they will not be in attendance.
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