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Washington/Canadian-Media: A number of executive orders are being planned to be issued, including reversal of Donald Trump's travel ban on several Muslim countries, by US President-elect Joe Biden on his first day in the office as US President, said Biden on Sunday.
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Also included in these would be new coronavirus prevention efforts, rejoining the Paris climate change accord, and a legislation allowing millions of immigration to gain citizenship, extending the pause on student loan payments and prevent eviction actions and foreclosures for those struggling during the pandemic.
An executive order was issued by Trump, shortly after taking office in 2017, that banned travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States citing national security concerns.
Amid legal challenges that order was reworked several times, a version of it was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2018.
"These executive actions will deliver relief to the millions of Americans that are struggling in the face of these crises," Biden's incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, said in a memo to senior staff. "President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration, but also to start moving our country forward."