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What is an executive order issued by the president of the United States?

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An executive order issued by the president of the United States is an order that must be followed and is automatically law. It is issued by the president to manage the executive part of the government.

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An example of a presidential executive order would be when President Barack Obama signed an executive order that put an immediate stop to any deportation of any immigrant who had come to the United States as a young child, had children to take care of who are living in the United States or who had not committed any crimes while in the United States. Another example of a presidential executive order would be when President Obama signed an executive order that raised the federal worker minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.

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