Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, was also disappointed to see Obama make no mention of deportations. He called on the president to “lead by example” and sign an executive order to stop deportations. “The President has already shown that he has broad legal authority in the realm of immigration; but to date, he has mostly exercised that authority poorly as part of a failed political strategy,” Alvarado said in a statement. However, the president did outline a “set of concrete, practical proposals” that he wants to implement through executive action. One of those proposals is an executive order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for federal contract workers.

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