De facto deferred action for undocumented parents
Since there is no chance that CIR will become law during Obama presidency, he is starting to exploit loopholes in existing laws to benefit the undocumented immigrants. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) scheme was extremely successful and enabled some half a million undocumented DREAMers to get some sort of legal status and get work permits. They will also no longer be deported and while it is not the perfect solution for them, it is expected that like the TPS program, this program will be renewed indefinitely. Considering how powerful the Latino groups now are, even a Republican president will be terrified of messing with it.
As already reported earlier, the administration is hinting to foreigner to cross the Mexican border and immediately seek asylum using violence as a reason. DHS has also declared that those of you who are using fake Social Security Numbers or green cards will not be prosecuted for working illegally or for stealing identity. Things are getting even better. Brandon Montgomery of ICE, has announced that "...[they] may, on a case-by-case basis, utilize alternatives to detention for these individuals particularly when the detention of a non-criminal alien would result in a child being left without an appropriate parental caregiver.” He is talking about a new program under which anyone with a child in the US (legally or illegally) will not be arrested or deported, though, right now there will be no legal status or a work permit. For that they will have to wait till Obama announces a deferred action program for all immigrants.
So if you are without a kid, get one, according to legal experts so that you can take advantage of this program. If you have kids in your home country, arrange for them to be sent to the US. Needless to add that if you plan to come to the United States illegally, do so in the company of at least one minor child.