Biden brings plans already organized for his presidential term.
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WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe biden He has prepared dozens of decrees that he plans to sign in his first ten days in power, including a dozen orders that he will sign this Wednesday, the day of his inauguration, said one of his advisers this Saturday.
In addition to sending the day of his investiture to Congress a proposal for immigration reform which will include a path to citizenship for the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and urge Congress to pass its $ 1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan, Biden It will also take various measures unilaterally.
We not only have an economic imperative to act now, we have a moral obligation.
In this pandemic, in America, we cannot let people go hungry. We cannot let people get evicted. We cannot watch nurses and educators lose their jobs.
We must act.
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 16, 2021
The decrees of the first day
Those measures include a decree to return the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement and another that will end with the veto issued by Donald Trump on the entry of travelers from several Muslim-majority countries.
Will also order an extension of the moratorium on student loan payments in the country, extend restrictions on evictions and foreclosures, and declare the mandatory use of masks against covid-19 on federal property and transports that cross state lines.
This was announced this Saturday by the one who will be Biden’s chief of staff at the White House, Ron Klain, in a letter distributed by the transition team.
On Thursday 21, Biden will sign a series of decrees related to the covid-19 pandemic, and focused on safely reopening schools and businesses, mitigating contagions through expanding coronavirus testing, and setting clear public health standards, Klain explained.
On Friday 22, the now president-elect will ask his cabinet to take “immediate measures to give financial relief to working families who have borne the brunt of this crisis, “he added.
Reuniting separated families at the border
Between Monday February 25 and February 1, Biden will sign more decrees, including some focused on “restoring the dignity of the immigration system and border policies,” and “beginning the difficult but crucial process of reuniting separated families at the border,” Klain said.
In early December, a group of lawyers working to reunite migrant families affected by Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy They assured that they had not yet found the parents of some 628 children separated from them at the border in 2017 and 2018, according to NBC News.
In that first full week in office, Biden will also take steps to “address the climate crisis with the urgency demanded by science,” to “expand access to health care” for low-income people, and to “reform the health care system. criminal justice, ”Klain said.
Biden is also expected to speak by phone with various leaders of other countries and “take steps to restore America’s place in the world,” he concluded.
New Scientific Advisors
Klain’s letter arrived shortly after Biden will present who will make up his scientific team, including a presidential adviser on science who, if confirmed by the Senate, will serve in the cabinet, something that had never happened and with which the president-elect wants to underline the importance that this issue has for him.
The nominee to become that advisor is the geneticist Eric Lander, the main leader of the Human Genome Project, which between 1990 and 2003 achieved the mapping of all human genes.
Science will be at the forefront of my administration – and this group will ensure everything we do is grounded in science, facts, and the truth. Tune in as I introduce members of my science team. https://t.co/ZEhKL5k59t
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 16, 2021
He also appointed Lark nelson as Lander’s “number two,” and to Frances Arnold and Maria Zuber – the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and the first woman to lead a NASA spacecraft mission, respectively – as co-chairs of the Council of Presidential Advisers on Science and Technology.
At a ceremony in Wilmington (Delaware), Biden said that he wanted those advisers to be the last ones he appoints before reaching the White House because they are “the ones who will have the most impact” on the future of the country’s children.