The United States President Joe Biden signed executive orders after being sworn in as President of the United States. The executive order reverses a policy adopted earlier by President Donald Trump:
• Revocation of the Muslim and African travel bans. Read this Fact Sheet on the impact of the changes.
• 100-day pause on deportations and rescission of the February 2017 Trump order announcing all-out enforcement without any prioritization
• Declaration of the end of the “national emergency” at the southern border
• Halt in border wall construction
• Preservation of and plans to “fortify” the DACA initiative
• Suspension of new enrollments in the Migrant Protection Protocols program
• Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians for 18 months
• Halt of President Trump’s plan to exclude noncitizens from the census and apportionment of congressional representatives.
• Review of any pending regulatory actions for possible withdrawal and delay of effective dates of regulations that were published but have not yet taken effect.
President Biden imposed a ban on entry into the country from Saturday, January 30, 2021 on most non-US citizens who recently traveled to South Africa in an attempt to contain the spread of a new variant coronavirus, US health officials told Reuters.
President re-imposed an entry ban on Monday on nearly all non-U.S. travelers who have been to Brazil, the UK, Ireland and 26 countries in Europe in an attempt to contain the spread of a new variant coronavirus.