I came to this country when I was 3 years old with my parents who were illegal immigrants. I am now 28 years old. I heard that starting August 16, 2012 I can apply for work permit which has to be renewed every two years. I went on site Chirla.com where I learned this. My question is - What is better for me - to use this opportunity and come out with hope that I will be able to apply for the green card or stay in hiding as once I come out, I may be subjected to deportation later on as the law will change again with new politics?