Obama’s immigration speech is more of political drama and it is not an amnesty for illegal.Only illegals who came here in the US for more than 5 yrs(before 2009) are given a work permit. During my time, they called it PAROLE STATUS. It needs a congressional bill to become an immigrant,every 2yrs I pay $250 for my work permit.For a parolee the only chance to become an immigrant is to file for political asylum, you are at the mercy and a milking cow from a lawyer for life. If you go back to PH, consult your lawyer to file an advance Parole to travel.If you travel without advance parole you lose your Parole status, chances are you can not come back to US anymore.Child born in the US from illegal parents known anchor babies, are citizen of the country and under Obama exec action,parents could not be deported. During my time,parents were required to go for a voluntary deportation and the child are given to social worker or follow the mother back to PH.As a parolee it is hard to get promoted from your job because they treat you as temporary worker.