In his early days at the office, President Joe Biden is busy signing the executive orders and overturning decisions by the Trump-administration.
In just three days after being sworn in President Biden has signed 30 executive orders, fourteen of which came on his first day of the presidency.
The 14 orders related to coronavirus include expediting the production and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine, increasing the production of personal protective materials (PPE), expanding corona testing centers, making coronavirus statistics available for research, empowering community vaccination centers, and schools as soon as possible. Safe openings, the mandatory wearing of masks at all government facilities, including airports, mandatory visitor visas to the United States, and the requirement for US citizens to wear masks for up to 100 days.
Biden has also signed an executive order appointing US infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci to lead a US government delegation at a meeting of the organization, reversing an earlier decision by former President Donald Trump to sever ties with the World Health Organization (WHO). Four executive orders are related to the economy.
According to reports, the Democratic Party has already signed an order to make the minimum wage for each worker USD 15 per hour. Orders have also been issued to provide relief to families struggling to make ends meet, to increase the cost of repaying loans taken by American businesses and American students.
Biden has also overturned some of the provisions imposed by former President Trump in an executive order. New arrangements have been made to include non-US citizens in the national census. On the other hand, people who have obtained visas to enter the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries have been barred from entering the United States by the Trump administration.
The Trump administration's plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico has been scrapped, and the Trump administration's order to detain immigrants in temporary immigration camps has been scrapped.
Another important order is the re-entry of the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement. In 2019, former President Trump formally announced that the United States had withdrawn from the Paris Agreement.
Biden has also rejected the Trump administration's order to lay the Keystone XL pipeline, which is being protested in the United States, saying it would affect the climate. The project, launched in 2010, was scrapped in 2015 by then-President Barack Obama.
But President Trump ordered the resumption of the project, saying it would create jobs and make the country self-sufficient in oil. The 1,900-kilometer pipeline from Alberta in Canada to Nebraska in the United States was protested in the United States, saying it would affect the environment. The pipeline can transport 830,000 barrels of oil daily.
Among the topics on the executive's list are Biden's commitments during the presidential election campaign to build a wall on the Mexican border, manage immigrants, raise wages to USD 15 per hour, rejoin the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change and start coordination with the WHO again.
Democrats have a slim majority in both houses of the US House of Representatives. The New York Times reports that the Biden administration's failure to do so has weakened America's image within the United States and around the world.
Former President Trump also revoked some of President Barack Obama's policies, treaties, and programs by executive order. But there have been lawsuits against Trump's executive order, and many of Trump's orders have been overturned by the court. John Elwood, a Washington-based lawyer, said Biden's ruling could now be tried.
The Washington Post reports that the court's decision could be based on the long-term implications of the Biden administration's ruling, which has received mixed results in previous trials.
President Biden, who has a long history of closely being around the US administration, said a new message could be sent to the United States and the world by uniting the leaders of both parties in the US Congress and moving forward.
In the first few days of his tenure, Biden was confused about the crisis in the country, but in a few days, after the formal appointment of his cabinet members, foreign diplomacy, international economic, and strategic issues will be discussed. World leaders have congratulated Biden and expected a rational leader to pursue a firm and thoughtful foreign policy.