Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has a unique opportunity to conduct a much more consistent and credible policy in the coming years

"President-elect Biden will take action - not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration - but also to start moving our country forward", Klain said in the memo.

"IT CAME TRUE! I am so happy", he wrote on Instagram, adding: "The world is a mess, but we can all agree dogs rule".

Later, Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute prime-time TV special celebrating Mr Biden's inauguration.

Biden's plan is the polar opposite of Donald Trump, whose successful 2016 presidential campaign rested in part on curbing or stopping illegal immigration.

President-elect Biden underscored the urgency for vaccinations and congressionally approved aid, as the nation approaches a year since the onset of a public health crisis that has killed more than 390,000 Americans with confirmed infections reaching almost 25 million.

"On Inauguration Day, President-elect Biden will sign roughly a dozen actions to combat the four crises, restore humanity to our immigration system, and make government function for the people", Klein said.

Ali Noorani, head of the National Migration Forum, who was among those briefed on Thursday evening, said migrants would be placed on an eight-year path to citizenship.

All eyes will be on the US Capitol once again this week, this time to see new Joe Biden inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States.

Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar joins "America's Newsroom" ahead of his departure from the office Wednesday.

It is still unclear how quickly the president-elect can act on his immigration plans, especially with the coronavirus pandemic and the economy, among other priorities of the incoming administration.

In order to face the challenges Biden was posing, Haley called on members of her party to end the infighting that has plagued the Republicans over Trump's election loss.

He would also take a different approach from the Trump administration's border wall for enforcement, investing in technology at the border instead.

"The vaccine rollout in the United States has been a dismal failure so far", he said in remarks from DE on Friday.

Biden's proposal also sets aside Dollars 20 billion for a national vaccination programme and USD 50 billion to scale up coronavirus testing.