Biden to sign new round of abortion and immigration decrees
President Biden will sign a new round of executive orders during his first full week in office, including actions to relax restrictions on abortion and immigration.
Biden will issue and order rescind the Mexico City policy, which prohibits US funding to foreign organizations that perform or promote abortions. The administration also dodged last week to find out whether Biden plans to remove the Hyde Amendment, which bans taxpayer funding of elective abortions under Medicaid.
On immigration, Biden plans to create a task force focused on reuniting migrant families who have been separated due to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, according to a memo outlining upcoming executive actions. . got through The hill.
Biden will order an immediate review of the public charges rule, which bars entry into the United States to migrants deemed likely to become dependent on the government.
The President also plans to reverse the Trump administration’s asylum policies and take “further steps to remove barriers and restore confidence in the legal immigration system, including improving the naturalization process. “.
At the same time, Biden will take a page from the Trump administration’s playbook and sign an order directing federal agencies to tighten the requirements for purchasing American-made goods and services from American companies. Trump signed a similar directive during his first months in office.
The president will also sign orders relating to racial equity, including the creation of a police commission and the reinstatement of Obama-era rules on the transfer of military-style equipment to local law enforcement. Another ordinance will order the Ministry of Justice to improve prison conditions and begin the process of eliminating private prisons.
Biden could also sign an order rescinding the ban on transgender troops serving in the military.
On climate change, Biden is expected to sign an ordinance establishing regulations to “combat climate change nationally and raise climate change as a national security priority.