President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders shortly after his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States.
Below is a list of all the 17 executive orders signed by President Joe Biden, on his first day in office:
Executive order on border wall
Biden halted construction of the former president’s wall along the US-Mexico border
Executive order on census
This requires non-citizens to be included in the Census and apportionment of congressional representatives, reversing another Trump’s policy.
Executive order on COVID-19 response
Biden kicked off his pandemic response with a “100 Days Masking Challenge”. This creates the position of COVID-19 Response Coordinator who will report directly to Biden and manage efforts to produce and distribute vaccines and medical equipment.
Executive order on deportation
This order extends deferrals of deportation and work authorisations for Liberians with a safe haven in the United States until June 30, 2022.
Executive order on ethics
This requires executive branch appointees to sign an ethics pledge barring them from acting in personal interest and requiring them to uphold the independence of the Department of Justice.
Executive order on gender equity
This prevents workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Executive order on immigration
He extended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protecting young immigrants who came to the US as children.
Executive order on immigration enforcement
This reverses Trump’s expansion of immigration enforcement within the United States.
Executive order on mask/coronavirus
This mandates the use of masks and physical distancing in federal buildings, on federal lands and by government contractors, and urges states and local governments to do the same. and issued a mask mandate in federal buildings .
Executive order on nationwide moratorium
Biden extended the existing nationwide eviction moratorium until at least March 31.
Executive order on Keystone XL pipeline
This cancels the Keystone XL pipeline and directs agencies to review and reverse more than 100 Trump actions on the environment.
Executive order on Paris climate accord
Executive order on racial equity
This rescinds the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission, directs agencies to review their actions to ensure racial equity.
Executive order on regulation
This directs the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director to develop recommendations to modernize regulatory review and undoes Trump’s regulatory approval process.
Executive order on some passport holders
Biden revoked Trump’s controversial ban on travel from majority-Muslim countries
Executive order on student loan
Biden extended student-loan-payment deferments to support Americans struggling financially during the pandemic until at least September 30.
Executive order on WHO
Biden stopped the US’s withdrawal from the World Health Organization, which Trump had initiated.