CONTROVERSIAL Actions Included in the Executive Orders Signed by Biden

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On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed series of Executive Orders, including several controversial actions that aim to get rid of as much of Trump’s presidency.

On Wednesday, after Biden repeatedly called for “unity” during his inaugural address, President Biden decided to erase Trump’s Policy and pass series of controversial Executive Orders. One of the most questionable Orders that Biden signed is the “unilaterally eviscerate[d] women’s sports.”

This prompted women’s rights activists and author Abigail Shrier to write on Twitter, saying, “any educational institution that receives federal funding must admit biologically-male athletes to women’s teams, women’s scholarships, etc. A new glass ceiling was just placed over girls.”

Said Executive Order states in part:

Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom they love. Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports. Adults should be able to earn a living and pursue a vocation knowing that they will not be fired, demoted, or mistreated because of whom they go home to or because how they dress does not conform to sex-based stereotypes. People should be able to access healthcare and secure a roof over their heads without being subjected to sex discrimination. All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Another Executive order that Biden signed on Wednesday concerns Paris Agreement, making the forcing United States rejoin. However, this move was quickly slammed by Senior Advisor of Heritage Foundation, Mike Howell. Howell said that the Executive Order signed by President Biden would be cheered by “environmental alarmists and those who envision a world with the United States subservient to international organizations as their preferred model.”

Howell continued and said that the Paris Agreemwas was and always been a sham. He said that it is an “expensive sham” for Americans due to the projected cost of losing 400,000 jobs, an average income loss of over $20,000 per family of four, and a $2.5 Trillion loss to the country’s gross domestic product. 

Biden also got rid of the Keystone XL pipeline. This energy project was beneficial to the United States and Canada as it carries Canadian crude to the country through the expansion of an existing pipeline called Keystone. This move triggered adverse reactions from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying that he was “disappointed” with Biden’s revoking the permit.

In a statement after Biden’s inauguration, Trudeau said, “While we welcome the President’s commitment to fighting climate change, we are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL.”

In addition to this, President Biden also eliminated the 1776 Commission by the Trump administration, which is focused on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the historical challenges to these founding documents, and the need for civic renewal to promote patriotism.

Furthermore, Biden also signed a string of Executive Orders related to immigration, including lifting the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration on areas known to be terrorist hotspots. He also canceled the construction of border barriers on the southern border, extended deferrals for deportations, undoing immigration enforcement’s expansion inside the country, and provided protections for DACA recipients. 

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President Biden also signed an Executive Order requiring non-citizens to be counted in the Census.

Meanwhile, Stephen Miller, former Trump administration senior adviser, responded to these moves by writing on Twitter, 

“Today, @POTUS pledged to be a president for all Americans. It’s unclear how all Americans are served by opening travel from terror hot spots, proposing a giant amnesty, or halting the installation of security barriers along the Southwest border.”

President Biden also began a 100-day mask mandate that will require people to wear a mask on any federal property, which Biden violated himself when he appeared without a mask last night while at Lincoln Memorial. 

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