Politics

January 18, 2021

Memo details action plan for incoming US president

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The Gist

Joe Biden will be signing dozens of executive orders in his first days in office, including the reversal of many of president Donald Trump's policies. 

The List

  • The memo given to reporters by the incoming White House chief of staff details a 10-day action plan. 
  • Once sworn in, Biden will begin by reversing many of Trump's executive orders, such as his ban on travel from Muslim majority countries. 
  • On his second day in office, Biden will address the Covid-19 pandemic by setting national health standards related to mask wearing, social distancing etc. 
  • The remaining days will focus around providing financial support to Americans, opening up a path to immigration for illegal migrants currently within the United States, and a reform of the criminal justice system. 
  • A Latin American 'migrant caravan' has consequently begun to form, with thousands of migrants currently on route to the US border. 

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