Executive Actions

Biden revokes the Trump Administration’s Buy American and Hire American executive order

President Biden

On January 25, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order about the purchase of American goods. The order is titled Executive Order on Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers and is available at the White House website.

Part of this order revokes a Trump Administration order, called the Buy American and Hire American order. This order had serious consequences for immigration agency adjudications and resulted in many unnecessary requests for evidence, case denials, and lawsuits. The Trump Administration suffered many legal losses in federal courts, yet was able to impact many cases nevertheless.

This executive order is now revoked under Section 14 of Biden’s new order, which says:

Sec. 14.  Revocation of Certain Presidential and Regulatory Actions.  (a)  Executive Order 13788 of April 18, 2017 (Buy American and Hire American), section 5 of Executive Order 13858 of January 31, 2019 (Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects), and Executive Order 13975 of January 14, 2021 (Encouraging Buy American Policies for the United States Postal Service), are hereby revoked.