The First Five Executive Orders Biden Is Planning To Enact

Although there’s another 71 days until the Inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden has already started working. 

A report by Forbes details the five actions Biden may take as soon as his first day in office. 

The orders have a range of focus, but would effectively reverse some of President Trump’s actions he took during his four years in office. 

The Pandemic 

Since winning the election, President-elect Biden has made clear that his team is already preparing to take large actions to address the pandemic, starting with having the US rejoin the World Health Organization. 

A stimulus plan to support Americans and rejuvenate the economy after the pandemic’s devastating effects on jobs and economic growth will also be a priority for Biden. 

He announced his pandemic task force, composed of medical doctors and public health officials, and tweeted out a few messages about his stance on mask-wearing. 


President-elect Biden has plans to restore the DREAMers program, which permits children of undocumented immigrants to stay in the country. 

Biden would also ensure that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would continue to cover immigrants. DACA removes the threat of deportation and allows immigrants to live and work in the country. 

These plans would be in direct opposition of Trump’s immigration policies.  

Travel Ban

Trump enacted a travel ban to countries with high populations of Muslim people. President-elect Biden plans to nullify the ban. 

Some of the countries affected by the ban include Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia. Trump later expanded the ban to Venezuela and North Korea. 

Climate Change 

In his acceptance speech, Biden discussed the need to follow climate scientists’ expertise about addressing the changing climate. 

He plans to act on this declaration by rejoining the Paris Climate Accord. 

Biden has plans to build on former President Obama’s climate change legislation with a $2 trillion clean energy and infrastructure spending proposal.

He aspires to have the country reach net zero emissions by 2050. 

Military Ban 

President-elect Biden also plans to revoke Trump’s transgender military ban, and allow transgender people to serve openly in the military. 

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