Reuters TOM BRENNER
New US President Joe Biden signed a decree lifting the ban imposed by his predecessor, Donald Trump, on the entry of citizens of some mostly Muslim countries to the US.
This decree became between the first 15 decrees signed by Biden on his first day in the White House, including decrees that cancel Trump’s previous orders regarding the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico and the withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, among others.
“In the coming days and weeks, we will announce more implementation measures to meet the challenges and implement the President-elect’s promises to the American people,” White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said.
In 2017, Trump signed a decree banning the entry of citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Iraq to the United States.
The decree sparked controversy in the United States, where various courts tried to stop it from taking effect several times.
The decree was also subject to amendments, as Iraq and Sudan were removed from it, and Chad, North Korea and Venezuela were added to it.
Source: RIA Novosti, Reuters