Tuesday, President Biden acknowledged that there has been “a lot of talk, with good reason” about his furious pace of executive orders compared to his predecessors.
Biden said he wasn’t “making new law,” but “eliminating bad policy.”
Biden explained “today I’m going to sign a few executive orders to strengthen our immigration system, building on the executive actions I took on day one to protect dreamers and to end the Muslim ban and better manage our borders. And that’s what these three different executive orders are about.”
“I want to make it clear. There’s a lot of talk, with good reason, about the number of executive orders that I have signed. I’m not making new law. I’m eliminating bad policy,” the President continued. “What I’m doing is taking on the issues that 99% of them, that the last President of the United States issued executive orders that I thought were very counterproductive to our security, counterproductive to who we are as a country, particularly in the area of immigration.”
“This is about how America is safer, stronger, more prosperous when we have a fair, orderly, and humane legal immigration system,” he added.