These carry the force of law as effected for government employees, agencies, and foreign works. Take note, this is interesting…
I thought Palestine was not friendly: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/02/08/presidential-memorandum-presidential-determination-regarding-waiver-rest
Or, how about allowing child soldiers because we have military contracts: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/28/presidential-memorandum-presidential-determination-respect-child-soldier
Shawn Byrd noted arms to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/06/presidential-memorandum-designation-islamic-republic-afghanistan-major-n
These are some of the things our President does with his time. These are not laws that affect U.S. Citizens, however they do affect our country as a whole.