During his first day in office, President Biden signed several Executive Orders that affected immigration in the US.
The President instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, to take all actions he deems appropriate, consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA. DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, instituted in 2012, deferred the removal of certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, have obeyed the law, and stayed in school or enlisted in the military. It allows eligible individuals who pass a background check to request temporary relief from removal and to apply for temporary work permits.
The President revoked a series of Executive Orders and Proclamations that banned the entry into the US of individuals from primarily Muslim countries and ordered the Embassies and Consulates to resume visa processing.
President Biden terminated the national emergency at the southern border, which was originally declared by Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Southern Border of the United States). The policy of the new Administration is that no more taxpayer dollars will be diverted to construct a border wall and all current construction on the wall shall be paused.
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