Full list of Donald Trump orders Joe Biden set to undo on his first day

President-elect Joe Biden will undo some of Donald Trump’s most controversial policies during his first day in office.

Biden, 77, will reverse eight of the Trump administration’s executive orders later today as he signs off a total of 17 new policies just hours after his White House inauguration.

His very first work as US president will see Biden re-join the Paris climate accord and halt America’s departure from the World Health Organization (WHO). He will also undo some of Trump’s harshest immigration laws and in doing so will end the ban on travel from some Muslim-majority countries.

The 46th president will also pull the plug on funding for Trump’s divisive border wall when Biden sits down to sign executive orders and directives in the Oval Office at 3.15pm local time.

As he does so Biden will also introduce nine of his own new policies that are largely aimed at tackling America’s growing coronavirus epidemic.

He will launch a ‘100 day mask challenge’, urging Americans to wear masks everywhere they go and impose a mask mandate on federal property. Biden will also install a coronavirus response coordinator to oversee the government’s efforts to distribute vaccines and medical supplies.

Full list of Joe Biden’s executive actions

Launch a ‘100 day masking challenge’ asking US citizens to wear masks for 100 days. People will also be required to wear masks and maintain physical distancing in federal buildings and on federal lands.

Halt the United States’ withdrawal from the World Health Organization, with Dr. Anthony Fauci leading the US’ delegation to WHO.

Create a ‘Covid-19 Response Coordinator’ role, reporting directly to Biden. The person will manage efforts to produce and distribute vaccines and medical equipment.

Extend the existing nationwide suspension on evictions and foreclosures until at least March 31.

Extend the existing pause on student loan payments and interest for Americans with federal student loans until at least September 30.

Re-join the Paris climate accord, a process that will be completed by the end of February.

Cancel the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Biden will also direct government agencies to review and reverse more than 100 Trump actions that effect the environment.

Dissolve the Trump administration’s 1776 Commission and direct agencies to review their actions to ensure racial equity.

Prevent workplace discrimination due to sexual orientation or gender identity.

Requires non-citizens to be included in the census.

Strengthen the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy after Trump’s administration worked to undo protections for undocumented people brought into the country as children.

Undo the Trump’s restrictions on US entry for passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Reverse Trump’s crackdown of immigration enforcement within the US.

Pull the plug on construction of the border wall by terminating the national emergency declaration used to fund it.

Extend the deferral of deportation and work authorizations for people from Liberia who have a safe haven in the United States until at least June 30, 2022.

Order executive appointees to sign an ethics pledge that bans them from acting in personal interest and requires them to uphold the independence of the Department of Justice.

Direct the office of Management and Budget (OMB) director to come up with recommendations to modernize regulatory review.

Joe Biden will be officially inaugurated as president at 12pm local time, when he is expected to take the oath of office.

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