In November of 2014, President Obama issued executive orders for the creation of DAPA, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, which would have allowed millions undocumented immigrants to receive work authorization and protection from deportation. Among other criteria, an applicant would need to be the parent of a U.S. citizen. The President also ordered expansion of his DACA program for childhood arrivals, allowing those who were 31 years of age or older when the program was initiated to participate as well.
Those actions were blocked in February 2015 by a Texas Federal District Court, and that decision was affirmed ten months later by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
It is hoped that the Supreme Court will reach a decision by June 2016. If this program is upheld by the Court, check with an experienced attorney immediately to see if you will benefit.