Washington, United States:
President Joe Biden plans to sign a directive to modernize the U.S. immigration system on Tuesday, which is expected later than expected as confirmation of a new secretary for the Department of Homeland Security is delayed, the White House said on Friday.
Jen Psaki, White House spokeswoman, spoke to reporters at a press conference that candidate Alejandro Mayorkas would lead a task force to reunite immigrant families separated on the U.S.-Mexico border by the immigration policies of predecessor Donald Trump .
“On Tuesday, President Biden will make remarks and sign an executive order giving priority to modernizing our immigration system,” she told reporters. “The task force will be headed by the Homeland Security Minister once he is approved,” she added.
Biden, a Democrat, has vowed to reverse many of former Republican President Trump’s policies, a process that could take months or years.