“In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic,” his incoming chief of staff Ron Klain told AP on Saturday.
On Wednesday, following his inauguration, Biden will do the following agenda of Day One:
- Ending Trump’s restriction on immigration to the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries
- Moving to rejoin the Paris climate accord
- Extending the pause on student loan payments
- Mandating mask-wearing on federal property and during interstate travel.
Biden will initiate his “100-Day Masking Challenge” with a mask mandate on federal property and during interstate travel.
Ron Klain stated Joe Biden would sign additional executive orders on climate change and health care access in the first week of the new administration.
Biden has long vowed to relinquish Trump’s travel ban and enter the Paris Climate Accords on the “day one” of his presidency. He also promised to send a bill to Congress to create a path to citizenship for the Dreamers nation, immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, and the 11 million undocumented people currently living in the U.S.
Earlier this month, Joe Biden confirmed, “I will introduce an immigration bill immediately.”
The following day will see action on providing economic relief to those suffering the economic costs of the pandemic.
Biden will seek funds of $1.9 trillion (€1.57 trillion) to revive the economy, which includes stimulus checks and other aid, as well as speeding up the vaccine rollout.
In the following week, Ron Klain said, Joe Biden would take additional actions relating to criminal justice reform, climate change and immigration – including a directive to speed the reuniting of families separated at the US-Mexico border.