As soon as US President Joe Biden took office, he repealed several of President Trump’s policies, including travel bans on Muslim countries.
Shortly after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Biden revoked several controversial policies of former President Trump and issued 15 executive orders, including lifting travel bans on several Muslim and African countries and restoring the Paris Climate Agreement.
One of the initial executive orders, signed by the new US president, lifted travel bans imposed on more than a dozen Muslim-majority countries by Donald Trump.
Former President Trump announced the imposition of travel bans on these countries within a week of taking office in January 2017. Initially, seven Muslim-majority countries were targeted, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. Joe Biden ordered the sanctions lifted.
President Biden also decided to return to the Paris Agreement in his initial order.
The agreement was reached in 2015 under President Obama. The goal was to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and increase investment in green energy. However, President Trump separated the United States from the agreement in 2017.
So far, 189 countries have ratified the Paris Agreement. Joe Biden has already said he plans to hold a global summit on the environment within 100 days of taking office, and that he wants to pass legislation later this year. By 2050, US emissions of greenhouse gases could be reduced to zero.