Travel Ban Reversal and Border Wall Construction Halt Among Initial Biden EOs

| January 20, 2021

An initial set of executive orders include one reversing the travel ban from certain Muslim dominated countries. Another executive order is set to impact the construction of the border wall. Many of the executive orders will restore what was in place when Obama was president.

From Fox News:

Biden will sign an order putting an end to what he describes as “the Muslim ban” — which refers to the travel bans placed on predominantly Muslim and African countries due to national security concerns.

The 2017 list, which included countries such as Iran, Yemen, Somalia and Syria, saw multiple revisions — including the addition of Venezuela and North Korea — and was expanded in 2020 to include a number of African countries. The initial 2017 ban saw protests at airports when it was implemented in the early days of the Trump administration.

The Biden transition team said the order would restart visa processing and to “swiftly develop a proposal to restore fairness and remedy the harms caused by the bans, especially for individuals stuck in the waiver process and those who had immigrant visas denied.”

Separately, Biden is ending construction of the wall at the southern border — one of Trump’s signature policies, which has seen 450 miles of wall built since 2017. Biden has promised to stop wall construction, even though Trump officials said that an additional 350 miles is funded.

The order directs “an immediate pause” on projects to allow what the Biden team calls a “close review” of the legality of the funding for the wall, and how to redirect funds that were put to the wall by the Trump administration.

Europe is usually more progressive than the United States. However, many European countries took a hard turn to the right with regards to immigration from countries that Trump placed travel restrictions on… As well as from others. The increase in crime to include sexual assaults and murder helped contributed to the souring of their opinions.

Fox News has more on the story here.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Politics

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  1. KoB says:

    Goodbye America, I Loved You!

    Guess I’ll get a double whammy…The Religious Preference on my Dog Tags said, “Southern Baptist”…maybe even triple…I’m Caucasian.

    Y’all might want to invest in Medical Clinics…Female Circumcision done on premises, no waiting…Certified Muslim Clerics on duty.

  2. Mason says:

    I was thinking we need more Muslim terrorist attacks here.

  3. SFC D says:

    Is he gonna put kids in cages like Barack did?

  4. ChipNASA says:

    I’m glad I have G&A.
    More coming in days.

  5. Commissar says:

    Ah, that’s too bad, if only Trump was given another 40 years in office he might have built his wall.

    Of the 1950 miles of border…He managed to build 40 miles where none existed before.

    Fix 150 miles of fencing using funding and specifications signed into law under Obama…

    And replace 200 miles of vehicle barriers.

    So he was almost not even close to completing his wall.

    Plus, didn’t he just announce in his border speech a few days ago that he “completed” his wall?

    How could Biden stop him from finishing the wall that was already completed?

    Oh, and to give you an example of how little he actually gave a shit about the wall… he commuted the sentence of a man that stole money from people donating to the wall project.

    • David says:

      Yeah, cuz Congress and judges supported the wall so heavily. I don’t like Trump a bit, but anything he got done was in the face of more partisan resistance, stonewalling, and obstructionism than I have seen any President face in the last 70 years.

      • Mason says:

        To be fair, Congress was all in favor of border security until Trump. Strong bipartisan support for decades.

    • Deckie says:

      You must be thrilled Lars, the collapse of this country can continue without delays.

  6. By by Miss American pie.

  7. OldManchu says:

    Yall are going to drive Lars crazy posting issues that he has to constantly monitor and respond to with his emperical evidence.

    The dude is going to cause a shortage of double spaces on the internet.

  8. Sarge says:

    I remember Trump banning travel from China over Coronavirus concerns and he was called a racist.

    Fast forward a few months to when they claimed he was not doing enough to prevent it…

    Liberal logic at its finest

  9. Anonymous says:

    Democrats itchin’ to spike the football on Trump supporters:

    • E4 Mafia '83-'87 says:

      They are right about 74 million Trump voters being dangerous. A citizen yearning to live free and NOT spouting “the white supremacist boogeyman” bullshit bleating along with the rest of the Leftist sheep will have the majority in Congress and maybe event Senate in 2 years. Sundown Joe or Hidden Biden will be on the back of milk carton before the year is over and Camel-a was so hated by her own party she dropped out the race before the primaries will fail even harder. I lived through the Barry error…oh, I mean era…no error was right. I can live through this short period. If you think demonizing half the population is unity, then you got as many brains as Pressley has hair.
      BTW, Sandy is lying about “re-programming” funding. This country does not reprogram anything aside from old computers. Never has and never will.

  10. AZRobert says:

    Welcome to the District of China the new DC…with 6 you get egg roll with bat!

    Comrades, it’s all good or bad or whatever they say now….

    • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

      I was calling DC the District of Criminals. But I like yours, District of China.

  11. Penguinman000 says:

    If only we had a legislative branch who didn’t abdicate their responsibility to the people for selfish partisanship and feathering of their own nests.