US Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s stance on key issues

Biden’s Covid-19 strategy is about putting emphasis on free testing and removing cost barriers to treatment. Biden has said that the US must spend whatever it takes to meet the public health needs and tackle the economic consequences of the corona...

Reuters
Biden claims his focus will be on modernising the immigration system.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s stances align with the Democratic party’s modern liberalism with ideologies centered around civil liberty, social equality and a mixed economy.

Immigration
Biden’s rhetoric regarding immigration revolves around undoing policies put in place by the Trump administration and "reclaim America’s values". Biden claims his focus will be on modernising the immigration system, a commitment to asylum-seekers and refugees, tackling the root causes of irregular migration and implementing effective border screening.


Coronavirus
Biden’s Covid-19 strategy is about putting emphasis on free testing and removing cost barriers to treatment. Biden has said that the US must spend whatever it takes to meet the public health needs and tackle the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Biden’s campaign website also mentions protecting frontline workers and rallying a worldwide response to combat Covid.

H-1B visa
On India’s Independence Day, Biden criticized the action surrounding H-1B visas, adding that it had for decades made America stronger. He promised that his administration would overcome this and build it back better than before. Biden plans to reform the H-1B visa, up the number of visas and reduce the limits to employment-based green cards to help Indian families looking to immigrate.

ADVERTISEMENT
Economy
According to Biden's campaign website, his economic vision revolves around tax policies, job recovery, racial and gender equity, and sustainable infrastructure. This involves making corporations and wealthy Americans pay their "fair share", and providing tax relief for working families. In the area of jobs, Biden looks to give aid to essential workers, extend Covid crisis unemployment insurance and work on a "comeback package" for Main Street.

Healthcare
Biden’s healthcare plans stem from and take forward what was formulated during Obama’s terms. Biden aims to build the affordable care act, make the healthcare system less complex, curb the power of drug corporations and ‘supporting health, not rewarding wealth’.
Download
The Economic Times Business News App
for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.
Download
The Economic Times News App
for Quarterly Results, Latest News in ITR, Business, Share Market, Live Sensex News & More.
READ MORE
ADVERTISEMENT

READ MORE:

LOGIN & CLAIM

50 TIMESPOINTS

More from our Partners

Loading next story
Text Size:AAA
Success
This article has been saved

*

+