Don’t get scared,immigration reform will come, Republican & Democrats are all the same, this are politicians,they follow the money. The Association of Immigrations Lawyers will take care of them. I was illegal alien like you, my lawyer secured work permit($150/yr payable to Dept of Labor.)I pay matriculation fee to my lawyer every year, we lost 3 time from INS,but keep on appealing, then finally I won and get green card after 18 yrs.GOP will compromise on issuance of work permit for 35M illegal alien. Onced you get your work permit spend more money on immigration lawyer for a green card.Condition your mind, you will be the milking cow of the immigration lawyer for several years.