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Divisive policies and actions from Trump-era that Biden could decide to alter

January 21, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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NYTVIRUS -President Donald Trump with Attorney General William Barr, make remarks before signsing an executive order in the Oval Office that will punish Facebook, Google and Twitter for the way they police content online, Thursday, May 28, 2020. ( Photo by Doug Mills/The New York Times)

President Joe Biden assumed the office intent on healing a deeply fractured country and reversing former President Donald Trump's divisive legacy.

(CNN)President Joe Biden assumed the office intent on healing a deeply fractured country and reversing former President Donald Trump's divisive legacy.

For the past four years, the Trump administration embraced policies and initiatives targeting immigrants and undermining the nation's progress on civil rights.

Here's a look at some of the Trump-era policies and actions involving immigration, equality and bigotry that Biden is planning to tackle or that he could decide to alter:

Immigrant family separations: The Trump administration announced on April 6, 2017, a "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting all immigrants who illegally cross the border.

"Remain in Mexico" policy and the border wall: Migrants have faced insurmountable challenges to claiming asylum and have been required to stay in Mexico in deplorable conditions, waiting for immigration hearings in the US under the Trump administration's so-called "remain in Mexico" policy.

In another effort to seal the US off from immigrants and refugees, the Trump administration spent billions on building a border wall.

The Trump administration took a series of steps to erect additional barriers along the southern border, including declaring a national emergency to access additional funds, filing dozens of lawsuits to acquire private land, and waiving environmental and contracting laws to expedite construction.

Citing the pandemic, the Trump administration enacted what critics described as unnecessary immigration restrictions, including new rules for international students, and blocked thousands of guest worker visas.

On Wednesday, Biden reversed the Trump administration's restrictions on passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Trump blasted NFL players protesting: Athletes took a knee, raised a fist or didn't take to the field while the National Anthem was played before games across the country to draw attention to systematic bias against people of color.

In a national address days after the shooting, Trump called on the nation to condemn racism and White supremacy.

The Trump administration described the group of migrants as a national security threat.

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