Washington DC: US President Joe Biden on January 20th, the first day of his Presidency, signed his first executive orders slaying off the anti-refugee and anti-immigrant policies impelled by his predecessor, Donald Trump.
Last week, Biden reversed Trump's travel ban, commonly called the 'Muslim Ban', which prohibited the entry of non-white Muslim immigrants and refugees from low-income countries into the US.
A few days back, Biden's administration expelled two Indian- Americans Sonal Shah and Amit Jani for their connection with the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS). After letters swarmed to the Presidential office from 19 Indian-American Organisations alleging many of the 'South-Asian' individuals have links with RSS and BJP, the two could not make it to Biden's team. However, the expulsion was not publicly declared.
Biden's office also employed two Kashmiri Women, Sameera Fazili and Aisha Shah. While Fazili got appointed as the Deputy Director of The National Economic Council, Shah entered as the Partnerships Manager at the White House Office of Digital Strategy.
However, despite unravelling several hate policies devised under the Trump administration, a systematic approach and policy to remove human rights violations are yet to be enabled on a long term basis.
Biden faces several challenges including rioters who stormed the Capitol before his inauguration. Armanda Gorman, the youngest inaugural poet, set the rhythm for the 59th inaugural ceremony with her poem "The Hill We Climb" which was composed in response to the riots staged by pro-Trumpians at the Capitol.
President Biden has so far signed 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations at the Oval Office of White House which erased many of Trump's key policies. The US will from now on stick to the Paris Climate accord. The construction of the US-Mexico border wall has been ceased and efficient response to the coronavirus crisis will be enacted.