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June 2021

June 1

The DHS officially terminated the Migrant Protection Protocols. Under the MPP, individuals who arrive at the southern border requesting asylum are given a specific date or time to appear in immigration court and are required to remain in Mexico until that time. The U.S. District Court for the Northern district of Texas determined on August 13, 2021 that the June 1 memo was issued in violation of the Administrative procedure Act and INA. The DHS was ordered to “enforce and implement MPP in good faith.”

June 7

The Biden Justice Department issued proposed rule and model legislation to prompt states to craft “extreme risk protection order” laws, also known as “red flag” laws.

June 10

The Housing and Urban Development Department reinstated the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which had been terminated by the Trump-Pence administration in 2020. The AFFH rule had a devastating impact on suburban areas and sought to artificially inflict urban zoning and other unwanted initiatives.

June 23

The Biden-Harris administration announced a “comprehensive five-part plan” to reduce gun violence. This five-part plan was constructed around the premise that the federal government should be more involved in gun control. This includes urging Congress to pass a federal “red flag” law.

June 25

President Biden signed an Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. Among other initiatives, the order required federal agencies to ensure “that employee services support transgender employees who wish to legally, medically or socially transition,” advanced the use of “non-binary gender markers and pronouns in Federal employment processes,” and issued directives that federal health insurance benefits must “provide comprehensive gender-affirming care.”

June 30

President Biden signed S.J.Res.14 into law. This law nullified the Trump-Pence rule that reduced unrealistic and harmful methane emissions standards from petroleum processing.

June 30

President Biden nullified a Trump-Pence rule that accelerated the consideration of complaints brought before the EEOC and reduced the number of proceedings needing to go to court.

June 30

The Biden-Harris administration announced commitments to the internationally-based Generation Equality Forum, affirmatively promoting abortion at home and abroad.