In a move that has conservatives feeling relieved, Joe Biden has walked back another promise he made during the campaign. According to NBC News, the White House is likely to delay a string of executive orders related to immigration.
The Biden administration has already surpassed all of its predecessors on the number of executive orders signed in the first days in office. According to WUSA9, Biden signed a total of 22 executive orders in his first week, compared to President Trump, who only signed four.
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The string of planned executive orders on immigration includes the creation of a task force to reunite illegal immigrant families who were separated at the border, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. This may be more difficult than Democrats think, as many of these children were separated from the people they entered the country with due to concerns of trafficking.
Biden is already proving himself to be a liar, and letting down his base. During his campaign, he ran ads promising to establish this task force “on his first day as president.” Clearly, that didn’t happen.
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain released a memo outlining early executive actions, which stated that the Biden administration would “start the difficult but critical work of reuniting families separated at the border.”
Conservatives say they have no problem with reuniting actual families that were separated at the border, as long as they are reunited for a trip back to the country they illegally immigrated from.
The Biden administration hasn’t released many details on the other planned executive orders on immigration, but it is assumed that amnesty is on the list, as well as other actions that would be detrimental to border security.