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            by Eric Lendrum  Joe Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday that aims to increase illegal aliens’ dependency on welfare programs funded by taxpayer dollars, according to Breitbart. The order revokes a Trump Administration policy that would ultimately put financial responsibility for such welfare benefits directly on the illegals themselves, or otherwise on the family member or business sponsor seeking green cards for any incoming illegals who had previously used a welfare system. Biden’s revoking of that order ultimately puts the cost for such use of the welfare system back on American citizens who fund such programs with their tax dollars. Biden’s order also demands that the federal government “review all agency actions related to implementation” of the Trump-era “Public Charge” rule, which decreased an illegals’ chances of securing a green card if they had previously used American welfare systems. Biden’s order said that the federal...
    President Biden on Tuesday signed a trio of executive orders to reverse the immigration policies of former President Donald Trump, continuing his brisk shift of policies by the stroke of a pen. Biden signed orders to end a 2018 “zero tolerance” policy on prosecuting illegal border crossings and to seek unification of parents with children detained at the border. He also signed an order requesting a comprehensive review Trump-era immigration policies, “There’s a lot of talk, with good reason, about the number of executive orders that I signed. I’m not making new law, I’m eliminating bad policy,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office. “The last president of the United States issued executive orders I felt were very counterproductive to our security, counterproductive to who we are as a country, particularly in the area of immigration.” Biden was joined in the Oval Office by Vice President Kamala Harris and...
    WASHINGTON D.C. (CBS News) — President Biden on Tuesday signed three executive orders to set up a task force to locate migrant families separated under the Trump administration, reshape U.S. border and asylum policy and review restrictions made to the legal immigration system over the past four years. One order established an inter-agency government task force led by the secretary of homeland security that will be charged with identifying all migrant children who were separated from their parents during the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border crackdown and earlier pilot programs. Another responsibility for the task force will be to facilitate the reunification of families who remain separated. Advocates who have been working to track down separated families for over two years have yet to locate the parents of more than 600 children. Many of those parents were deported to Mexico and Central America without their children. Read more at CBSNews.com>>
    WASHINGTON - U.S. President Joe Biden signed executive orders Tuesday to start to dismantle former President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration policies, including an attempt to reunite families that had been separated at the U.S.-Mexican border. “I’m not making new law. I’m eliminating bad policy,” Biden said while signing the orders.  In the first hours of his presidency two weeks ago, Biden acted to halt construction of Trump’s $16 billion wall along the border and sent a far-reaching immigration bill to Congress, where lawmakers have long been stalemated between liberals looking to ease the path to U.S. citizenship and conservatives seeking to stem unauthorized immigration. Biden’s immediate focus is on the 3,100-kilometer southern border with Mexico, where Trump tried to keep thousands of migrants from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala from entering the U.S.    Trump led repair and expansion of a border wall and imposed tough detention and deportation...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden on Tuesday signed executive orders easing the naturalization of 9million migrants and canceling many of his predecessor Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Biden’s orders were aimed at “modernizing” the country’s immigration system, and included identifying and reuniting families separated at the. US-Mexico border under the Trump administration.  1President Joe Biden signed executive orders on Tuesday They included identifying and reuniting families separated at the. US-Mexico border under the Trump administration.  Biden said Trump’s immigration policies were “counterproductive to our security, counterproductive to who were are as a country, particularly regarding immigration." Most read in NewsPRIME CUTWorld's second richest man Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO later this year'RISE UP'QAnon rep urged supporters to 'flood Capitol' against 'tyrannical' leaders in vidNO RELIEFPlan for 'targeted' $1K stimulus checks would see '29M' fewer getting reliefCHECKS, PLEASENew $1,400 stimulus may be sent out NEXT WEEK as Senate set to vote...
    President Biden has leaned heavily on executive actions during his first 10 days in office, far outpacing his predecessors as he works to rapidly dismantle Trump administration policies and check off key campaign promises. It’s unlikely that Biden will keep up the pace of executive orders, and he has already come under scrutiny from some corners for relying on the pen after pledging to seek unity and bipartisanship. Still, the initial wave of signings reflects a new reality where presidents are increasingly turning to unilateral action in the face of congressional gridlock. “He is going to use the levers that every president in history has used: executive actions,” White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiPsaki expects DHS nominee Mayorkas to head task force to reunite separated families Overnight Defense: FEMA asks Pentagon to help with vaccinations | US says Taliban has 'not met their commitments' | Army investigating Fort Hood chaplain White...
    When President Biden was campaigning, he was clear that there were limits to the use of executive orders “unless you’re a dictator.” Now that he is in power, things look different. In his first eight days, he signed 24 orders, as well as nine memorandums and four proclamations, on everything from mandated mask-wearing on federal property to rejoining the Paris climate accords. The result is a slew of accusations of hypocrisy and presidential overreach, while even allies worry this unilateral approach is undermining his claims to be a consensus-builder. Republican strategist John Feehery said many of the executive orders were designed to placate the left wing of his party. “It is hypocrisy, and the sad thing is that hypocrisy has become the coin of the realm,” he said. “No one believes anything anyone says anymore. This is why people hate politicians.” Biden made clear his concern about the use of...
    WASHINGTON -- In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders Wednesday to transform the nation's heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting subsidies for those industries.The directives aim to conserve 30 percent of the country's lands and waters in the next 10 years, double the nation's offshore wind energy, and move to an all-electric federal vehicle fleet, among other changes. Biden's sweeping plan is aimed at staving off the worst of global warming caused by burning fossil fuels.But his effort it also carries political risk for the president and Democrats as oil- and coal-producing states face job losses from moves to sharply increase U.S. reliance on clean energy such as wind and solar power.EMBED More News Videos The last six years are now the hottest six on...
    Doug Mills/CNP/Zuma Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.On Wednesday, one week after taking office, President Joe Biden signed a series of sweeping executive orders on climate in his effort to create clean energy jobs, promote environmental justice, and reintroduce pressing climate-change concerns into America’s foreign policy. Among the orders’ most substantive bits are a pause in new oil and gas leasing on federal lands, and a proposed doubling of offshore wind production by 2030. At a press conference prior to the signing, former Secretary of State John Kerry, now the United States’ first special presidential envoy for climate, stressed that improving the economy and facing the climate crisis are not mutually exclusive. “Workers have been fed a false narrative,” he said. “They’ve been fed the notion that somehow, dealing with climate is coming at...
    More On: executive orders Biden to present racial equity plan, sign more executive actions Biden has embraced lunatic ‘critical race theory’ — but you can still fight it HHS pick walks back Biden’s ‘nothing we can do’ on COVID-19 claim Biden quietly embraces far-left ‘critical race theory’ President Biden has signed a record 37 executive actions in his first week in office, and the exact number of executive orders is not known because the Federal Register has not been updated since Jan. 21. With just six days in office under his belt, the 46th commander-in-chief has issued more edicts in his first week than any of his predecessors. Executive orders are legally binding, and as a result, are published in the Federal Register. Executive actions, by contrast, are more often symbolic efforts to enact change. On Tuesday, Biden signed four items, all focused on “racial equity.” The...
    President Biden signed two executive orders on Friday, one of which would increase federal food assistance and streamline the delivery of stimulus checks, as the president attempts to stabilize the economy without congressional assistance amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. "We have to act now," Mr. Biden said in remarks before he signed the orders. "We cannot, will not, let people go hungry." Mr. Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion relief plan to Congress, but it is unclear whether it will garner enough Republican support to pass on a bipartisan basis. Until Congress is able to pass another relief bill, Mr. Biden's actions are intended as stopgap measures to stabilize the economy. Some Republicans have questioned whether there is still a need for a second, larger relief bill after Congress passed a $900 billion bill in December. But in his remarks on Friday, Mr. Biden said that the most recent...
    President Joe Biden warned the United States faces more than 600,000 COVID deaths as he signed executive orders on Friday aimed at providing assistance for those facing food insecurity, protecting American workers and providing economic relief to struggling families.  'I'm going to close and summarize this way,' Biden said at an event Friday in the state dining room of the White House. 'A lot of America is hurting. The virus is surging. We're 400,000 dead, expected to reach well over 600,000. Families are going hungry. People are at risk of being evicted. Job losses are mounting again. We need to act. No matter how you look at it we need to act.  The president did not indicate when he thought that total would be reached.   The United States now has more than 24.7 million cases and more than 410,000 deaths. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected this week that the...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden has signed an executive order to speed up the distribution of $1,400 stimulus checks. Biden, who unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, signed two orders to ease the burden on Americans until legislation is passed in Congress on Friday. 4Biden signed the executive orders on FridayCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Biden wants to improve the delivery of the stimulus checksCredit: Getty Images - Getty Earlier this month, Biden revealed that he is intending to send a third $1,400 stimulus check to Americans as part of the package. Signing the order, Biden asked the Treasury Department to take steps to expand and improve delivery of the stimulus checks, such as setting up online tools for claiming payments. The $1,400 stimulus check will be added to the $600 checks previously approved by Congress. "Many Americans faced challenges receiving the first round of direct payments and as many as eight million eligible households did...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden took executive action Friday to provide a stopgap measure of financial relief to millions of Americans while Congress begins to consider his much larger $1.9 trillion package to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below.The two executive orders that Biden is to sign would increase food aid, protect job seekers on unemployment and clear a path for federal workers and contractors to get a $15 hourly minimum wage."The American people cannot afford to wait," said Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council. "So many are hanging by a thread. They need help, and we're committed to doing everything we can to provide that help as quickly as possible."EMBED More News Videos President Joe Biden is putting into play his national COVID-19 strategy. Deese emphasized that the orders are not...
    President Biden worked on 17 executive actions on his first day in office, January 20. His orders, memorandums, and agency directives are all part of his planned structure to bring the pandemic under control, as well as undoing many of President Trump’s signature policies. He also planned on executive orders and actions for his second day in office, mostly focused on the pandemic. “There’s no time to start like today,” Biden told reporters in the Oval Office before signing the orders. “I’m going to start by keeping the promises I made to the American people.” His orders included reversing the travel ban targeting Muslim countries, stopping the border wall, and several environmental actions. Much of Biden’s first day after being inaugurated will include steps to stop the pandemic. Biden will implement a mask order for travel, give funding to schools, expand vaccine availability and testing, and address the pandemic...
    President Biden is signing two executive orders on Friday, one of which would increase federal food assistance and streamline the delivery of stimulus checks, as the president attempts to stabilize the economy without congressional assistance amid the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Biden will ask the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow states to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — commonly known as food stamps — by 15%. Congress recently passed a $1 trillion relief bill that boosted the maximum SNAP benefit by 15%, but that did not help the 40% of SNAP recipients who were already at the maximum benefit. Mr. Biden's order would tell the USDA to "consider issuing new guidance that would allow states to increase SNAP emergency allotments for those who need it most," according to a fact sheet provided by the White House, which would mean that an additional 12 million people...
    MOORESTOWN, N.J. (CBS) – Recent expansions in COVID vaccine eligibility are allowing more people in our area to get the shot. On Friday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will get an up-close look at a vaccination site in Moorestown. It’s located at the Moorestown Mall, inside the old Lord and Taylor department store. Meantime, the state of New Jersey has now administered more than 475,000 doses of the vaccine. This as President Biden undertakes a new plan to get the shot in even more arms. When Can I Get The COVID-19 Vaccine In Pennsylvania, New Jersey Or Delaware? President Biden is promising a full-scale attack against COVID-19. “This is a wartime undertaking,” he said. “We didn’t get into this mess overnight, and it will take months to turn this around.” The new president signed 10 executive orders Thursday to fight the coronavirus, one invokes the Defense Production Act to increase...
    U.S. President Joe Biden spent his first full day in office Thursday signing a number of executive orders addressing the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected more people in the United States than anyplace else in the world. The U.S. has 24.6 million of the world’s more than 97 million infections. One of Biden’s orders would increase production of a syringe that pharmacists have discovered allows them to extract an extra dose of the vaccine from vials. The establishment of the Pandemic Testing Board is the result of another executive order. The aim of the new board is to increase COVID testing. Many Americans are still scrambling to secure testing appointments. Another of Biden’s executive orders mandates the wearing of masks on intercity buses and trains, as well as in airports and on airplanes. Mask-wearing has been identified as a simple, but effective means of slowing the spread...
    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Zeke Miller | Associated Press WASHINGTON — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America’s war on COVID-19 is under new command, promising an anxious nation progress to reduce infections and lift the siege it has endured for nearly a year. At the same time, he tried to manage expectations in his second day in office, saying despite the best intentions “we’re going to face setbacks.” He brushed off a reporter’s question on whether his goal of 100 million coronavirus shots in 100 days should be more ambitious, a point pressed by some public health experts. The 10 orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vaccinations and testing, lay the groundwork for reopening schools and businesses, and immediately increase the use of masks — including a requirement that Americans mask up for...
    On Thursday afternoon, President Joe Biden followed up the 15 executive orders he had issued on Wednesday with 10 more orders that lay the groundwork for a serious plan to fight COVID-19. Some of those orders—like a 100-day mask mandate on federal property and a push to get all Americans to wear masks for the same period—can be launched right away. However, completing other tasks, such as providing resources to schools so that they can reopen classrooms, will require funding.  That means while Biden is acting as quickly as possible, to meet the challenge of this disaster will require Congress to act on the $1.9 trillion plan that Biden is sending to the House and Senate. Predictably, Republicans—after handing out massive tax cuts to billionaires, wasting billions on “the wall,” and generally funding Trump’s every whim over the last four years—have rediscovered something called “the budget.” There are Republicans in both the House...
    WASHINGTON -- With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year.The 10 orders signed by Biden are aimed at jump starting his national COVID-19 strategy to increase vaccinations and testing, lay the groundwork for reopening schools and businesses, and immediately increase the use of masks - including a requirement that Americans mask up for travel. One directive calls for a addressing health care inequities in minority communities hard hit by the virus."We didn't get into this mess overnight, and it will take months to turn this around," Biden said. "Despite the best intentions we're going to face setbacks " But he declared: "To a nation waiting for action, let me be clear on this point: Help is on the way."RELATED:...
    WASHINGTON -- Deep in the deadliest coronavirus wave and facing worrisome new strains, President Joe Biden will initiate a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks - including a requirement that Americans mask up for travel.Biden also will address inequities in hard-hit minority communities as he signs 10 pandemic-related executive orders on Thursday.Biden has vowed to take far more aggressive measures to contain the virus than his predecessor, starting with stringent adherence to public health guidance. He faces steep obstacles, with the virus actively spreading in most states, slow progress on the vaccine rollout and political uncertainty over how willing congressional Republicans will be to help him pass a $1.9 trillion economic relief and COVID response package.RELATED: President Biden pushes to reopen schools within 100 days as part of COVID-19 responseEMBED More News Videos President Joe Biden is...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden signs executive orders on COVID-19 response, authorizes broader use of Defense Production Act to speed vaccine. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    This is a rush transcript from "Special Report" January 21, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS ANCHOR (on camera): Total unity. Jesse, thank you.Good evening, welcome to Washington. I'm Bret Baier.Tonight, America has a new president and a -- and the free world has a newleader following a unique and understated inauguration ceremony heldagainst the backdrop of significant national division, lockdown security,and of course a deadly global pandemic.President Joe Biden immediately took the reins by signing a number ofexecutive orders in the Oval Office, essentially reversing several of hispredecessor's initiatives.About a thousand miles away, Donald Trump began his life as a formerpresident, after four tumultuous years in office leaving a letter writtento his successor in the Resolute desk. Like the letter, Trump received fromhis predecessor President Barack Obama.We have Fox team coverage tonight. We have reporters blanketing in...
    President Joe Biden ordered a 100-day halt to some deportations of undocumented immigrants in the latest move aimed at reversing the hardline policies of his predecessor, Donald Trump. The pause was issued in order to 'ensure we have a fair and effective immigration enforcement system focused on protecting national security, border security and public safety,' according to a new memo. The Department of Homeland Security's acting chief issued a memorandum late on Wednesday saying that it would pause the removal of 'certain noncitizens ordered deported.' The moratorium will not apply to any undocumented immigrant who 'has engaged in or is suspected of terrorism or espionage, or otherwise poses a danger to the national security of the United States.'  The order was signed by David Pekoski, the acting head of DHS. Biden's choice to become the full-time secretary of the department, Alejandro Mayorkas, has yet to be confirmed by the Senate....
    President Joe Biden signed a stack of Executive Orders on Wednesday, immediately rolling back some of former President Donald Trump’s top priorities. The president signed three executive orders in front of the press as he sat next to a stack of folders which he intended to sign afterward. “I thought with the state of the nation today, there’s no time to waste,” Biden said, noting that he wanted to “get to work immediately.” There were at least 15 folders stacked on Biden’s desk. Biden signed executive orders mandating masks on federal property, ordering support for underserved communities to ensure equity and equality in health care and other areas, and an order reversing the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. The president’s press wranglers swiftly escorted the media out of the room after Biden finished his remarks, despite multiple questions from reporters. According to the White House,...
    President Joe Biden signed three executive orders Wednesday night, his first night in the White House. The orders in question will make America rejoin the Paris Climate Accords, mandate masks and social distancing on all federal properties and pledge support for “underserved communities.” (RELATED: Biden’s Chief Of Staff Directs All Executive Agencies To Immediately Freeze Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’) WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office just hours after his inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden became the 46th president of the United States earlier today during the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The texts of Biden’s new executive orders had not been published by press time. “These are all just starting points,” Biden told the reporters gathered in the Oval Office for the signing...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders from the Oval Office hours after his inauguration.Biden wore a mask while seated behind the Resolute Desk with a stack of orders early Wednesday evening. He said there was "no time to start like today."The first order Biden signed was related to the coronavirus pandemic. He also signed an order reentering the U.S. into the Paris climate accord.Highlights of actions Biden is taking Wednesday:THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMICMASK REQUIREMENT: Biden is requiring the use of masks and social distancing in all federal buildings, on federal lands and by federal employees and contractors. Consistently masking up is a practice that science has shown to be effective in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, particularly when social distancing is difficult to maintain.He is challenging all Americans to wear a mask for the first 100 days of his administration. That's a critical period,...
    U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office President Joe Biden may be viewed by some as a moderate figure, but he came into office with a raft of big promises and the knowledge that he needs to move quickly. For one thing, the whole state of Washington D.C, on this Inauguration Day — what with the military protection following and attempted coup, and the flags representing the hundreds of thousands of lives lost to a pandemic — make it completely obvious that other guy left behind a disaster. So, in the spirit of getting things done at malarkeyless speed, Biden had a whole set of executive orders ready to sign as soon as he stepped inside on Wednesday afternoon. Then he got out an ordinary human pen, and signed them. Some of these orders immediately address the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration (all times local): 5:20 p.m. President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders from the Oval Office hours after his inauguration. Biden wore a mask while seated behind the Resolute Desk with a stack of orders early Wednesday evening. He said there was “no time to start like today.” The first order Biden signed was related to the coronavirus pandemic. He also signed an order reentering the U.S. into the Paris climate accord. While his predecessor Donald Trump broke long-standing practice by skipping Biden’s inauguration, he did follow through on one tradition and left behind a letter for Biden. The new Democratic president said Trump “wrote a very generous letter.” But Biden said he wouldn’t reveal its contents until he had a chance to speak with Trump. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JOE BIDEN’S INAUGURATION...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden signs 1st executive orders, targeting Trump policies on immigration, climate change, racial equity and virus. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
     President Joe Biden expects to sign 17 executive orders on his first evening in the White House, officials said. The text of the orders, which were not yet public as of Wednesday afternoon, will roll back certain policies implemented by his predecessor, in addition to instituting new policies Biden promised during his campaign. The orders are expected to, in part: Allow borrowers to forego making student loan payments until Sept. 30, an extension of a moratorium that has been in place since January through earlier executive orders signed by former President Donald Trump; Extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until March 31; Impose a “100 Days Masking Challenge,” which will require face coverings to be worn on all federal property; Facilitate the United States’ reentry into the Paris Climate Agreement, from which the U.S. withdrew in 2017 under Trump, just a year after it joined under President Barack Obama;...
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