February 3rd – President Biden took office, on the one hand, he has signed a number of executive orders in a row to promote the response to critical crises such as climate and the coronavirus epidemic.
On the 2nd, he has signed three more executive orders aimed at reversing the tough immigration policy under Trump.
On the other hand, the Senate is also continuously pushing for the confirmation of Biden’s cabinet nominee. With the confirmation of the National Security Secretary’s nomination Mayokas, six people have been approved by Biden’s cabinet.
The Senate finally confirmed the nomination of the Minister of National Security.
Six people in Biden’s cabinet have been approved.
Since Biden was sworn in, the Senate has been working on the process of confirming his cabinet nominee.
The latest development is that after Republicans repeatedly delayed the confirmation of the nomination of the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Senate finally voted to approve the nomination of Majorcas on the 2nd local time.
Mayocas was reportedly one of the first to face outcasts from Senate Republicans in the Biden cabinet nomination.
The Senate was finally confirmed by a vote of 56 to 43.
Republican Senator John Corning allegedly led Majokas in holding a second confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee, and Republican Senator Josh Hawley blocked the next step of the process after the Homeland Security Committee hearing in Mayocas.
Holly’s decision to block the Mayocas vote has caused controversy, angering not only Democrats, but also former National Security ministers of both parties, who believe that it is essential to quickly confirm the nomination at a time when the United States is facing several emergencies.
Born in Havana, Cuba, 61-year-old Mayorkas emigrated to the United States in the 1960s.
He served as the director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Bureau and the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under the Obama administration.
After taking office, Mayocas will also lead the Biden administration’s migrant family reunification task force, reuniting 545 children separated from undocumented immigrant parents at the border due to Trump’s policies.
In addition, earlier in the day, the Senate voted to approve Buttigieg as the Minister of Transport.
So far, 6 of Biden’s 23 cabinet members have been approved, including the Director of National Intelligence, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Finance, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of National Security.
Biden signed three more executive orders.
Reverse Trump’s tough immigration policy
In addition, since taking office, U.S. President Biden has signed several executive orders to promote the urgent agenda facing the United States.
He signed three far-reaching executive orders on the 2nd local time to reverse Trump’s tough approach on immigration.
Before signing, he said that this is not a new law, but to repeal bad policies.
One of the executive orders will set up a task force to reunite the families of immigrants separated under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy.
Setting up such a task force was Biden’s promise during his presidential campaign.
The new administrative measures do not specify which immigrant families meet the conditions for reunification.
The task force will be tasked with “identifying the identity of all children separated from their parents or legal guardians at the U.S.-Mexico border because of Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy,” senior administration officials said.
The second executive order will evaluate some legal immigration projects, such as the Central American Minors Project, which began under Obama.
The plan allows certain children from the region to legally reunite with family members in the United States, a policy that Trump terminated in 2017, affecting thousands of people.
The order will also review the Trump administration’s “stay in Mexico” policy.
This policy has led thousands of asylum seekers to live in harsh conditions in northern Mexico, waiting for their asylum cases to be heard.
The third executive order will direct the Department of State, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to review the guidelines and policies implemented during Trump’s administration to determine whether they are in line with the Biden administration’s vision of “integration and inclusion”.
At the same time, the executive order will also begin to review the policy known as the “public charge”, which strictly restricts the issuance of green cards to poor immigrants receiving benefits.
Despite calls by immigration advocates for immediate withdrawal of these actions, the Biden administration is recently reevaluating those policies.
“It will take time to completely reverse these [Trump immigration] actions and require comprehensive government measures,” said a senior official.