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Joe Biden takes sweeping Day One action on energy, climate, immigration

The new president is also ordering the wearing of masks and social distancing in all federal buildings

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Joe Biden | Kamala Harris | US immigration law

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US President Joe Biden, Jill Biden
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington

US President on Wednesday began signing 15 executive actions addressing the coronavirus pandemic, and racial inequality, and undoing some policies put in place by his predecessor Donald Trump.

The actions, fulfilling his promise to move quickly on Day One of his presidency, initiate the process of the United States rejoining the Paris climate accord and include the revocation of the presidential permit granted for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The steps Biden is taking will end a travel ban Trump put in place on some majority-Muslim countries. He is also calling upon his administration to strengthen the DACA program for immigrants brought to the United States as children.

The new president is also ordering the wearing of masks and social distancing in all federal buildings and on all federal lands and is ending a national emergency declaration that was the basis for diverting some federal funds to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

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First Published: Thu, January 21 2021. 03:50 IST
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