In Pics | President-elect Joe Biden will take these decisions on very first day in office

Joe Biden plans to get straight to work on the first day of his presidency. He is slated to take 17 decisions that will reverse those taken by Donald Trump. These include revoking ban on travel to US from six Muslim-majority countries, rejoining the WHO and more. Here are the major decisions Biden plans to take.

Mexico border wall

On his first day as US President, Joe Biden will halt construction of a wall on US-Mexico border. Donald Trump had made border wall a prestige issue. It was his poll promise in 2016 US Elections that was widely panned as unnecessary, expensive and divisive.


air travel (file photo)

A file photo of air travel.


Paris climate accord

Under Joe Biden, USA will rejoin Paris Climate Accords. In the face of huge criticism, Donald Trump had taken US out of 2015 Paris agreement alleging that the terms of the agreement were not fair to the USA (Representative image)


Rejoining WHO

A file photo of World Health Organisation


Mandatory mask-wearing

Biden will also set a mask mandate on federal properties to stop the spread of Covid-19. He will also restore protections of valuable nature reserves removed by Trump, and seek freezes on evictions and protection for millions behind on their mortgages due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Immigration reforms

Joe Biden will send a bill to revamp immigration policies and give millions of undocumented migrants living in US a path to citizenship.


Emission standards

Joe Biden will reverse Donald Trump's decisions to ease emissions and efficiency standards. He will rescind permission for Keystone XL pipeline. It is a large project that'll bring high-polluting Canadian oil in US.


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