The Biden Administration’s Broken Promises

Sevilla Tovar, Staff Writer

   On January 16, 2021, the United States welcomed a new president to office with hopes and expectations sky-high. However, the promises made by the incoming administration turned out to be half hollow, just like air-filled bags of chips from the grocery store. President Joe Biden has made promises to the country which he must fulfill. Despite Biden’s election being a win for the left, they must continue to hold his administration accountable for falling short. The “Settle For Biden” slogan didn’t gain popularity for nothing.

   One of the unfulfilled promises Biden made was about immigration. Back during the Democratic Debate against Bernie Sanders in March 2020, Biden stated that he would stop deportations for his first 100 days. According to a transcript, Biden said, “[During] the first hundred days of my administration, no one, no one will be deported at all. From that point on, the only deportations that will take place are commissions of felonies in the United States of America” ( However, two months into his presidency, the deportations haven’t stopped. Biden has even been using the same reasons as Former President Donald Trump to continue deporting. According to the Associated Press, “These deportations have happened largely through what is called Title 42, after the public health law invoked by Trump last year in response to the coronavirus pandemic that allows the expulsion of recently arrived migrants” (

   What is Title 42? Title 42 was enforced in March 2020 by Former President Trump, using the logic that immigrants are only trying to illegally enter the country to bypass health screenings, so it must be necessary to expel them without due process. According to Deputy Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center Efrén Olivares, “This policy has been roundly denounced by public health experts, including CDC scientists, as both unnecessary and ineffective. The continued use of this policy is indefensible” ( Biden needs to acknowledge the injustices he allows to happen behind closed doors.

   People everywhere are noticing that the Biden Administration needs to step up their game. According to Freshman Sydney Buchanan, “I certainly don’t support him as much as I used to. I thought he’d be better than Trump. While he has made improvements, he’s still lying and doing the same things Trump used to.” From all of Biden’s false promises, it’s hard to believe he intends to change the country from what it was like under Trump’s regime.

   Another insincere promise the Biden administration made was on student debt. Although he pushed for clearing federal student loan debt during his campaign, he has avoided making any promises while in office. He did sign an executive order making a payment pause on student loan debt through September, but no money has been relieved just yet. According to ABC News, “Biden did not initially include student debt cancellation in his campaign platform. But he eventually embraced a plan to forgive $10,000 per borrower to help families during the pandemic as part of a July report released by a joint task force with Sen. Bernie Sanders, his longest lasting opponent in the Democratic primary election” ( It took pushes from several other democratic officials for Biden to even consider helping students suffering from the ridiculously expensive education system.

   While there are many things the Biden administration needs to be held accountable for, it’s important that people take into consideration that they are close to accomplishing some of their other previously stated goals. When Biden first came into office, he declared that by the end of his first 100 days that there would be 100 million coronavirus shots administered in the United States. According to NBC News, “Halfway into President Joe Biden’s first 100 days the country is more than halfway to his vaccination goal” ( Currently, over 80,000 vaccines have been administered, while Biden has 39 days left.

   However, 100 million vaccinations wasn’t always his goal. In his first days of presidency, he declared an even grander goal: 150 million vaccines. He backed down a day later. The plan to administer the vaccines is not very coherent either. “State officials have increasingly complained about a lack of supply of the vaccine and supplies like syringes. Officials have also complained about a lack of consistent information from the federal government about the number of doses they will get and when they will get them” (

   Of course, Biden is not superhuman, and people need to recognize that. He is actively working towards bettering the country, and he will have his slip-ups; that is only because he is human. With that in mind, he has devoted thousands of hours to becoming the forty-sixth President of the United States, and he must be held to the standard that he declared in the first place. It is up to the people to hold him accountable for the grand promises he made while on the campaign trail and while in office.