I was hired yesterday by an Israeli couple who have been living illegally in the USA for over 20 years. They came to America legally with tourist visas, fell in love here, got married here, and never left.The couple had a baby in the U.S., but having a baby does not allow the parents to get any legal status. At the same time, the baby is automatically a USA citizen, by being born in America. However, once that baby grows and becomes an adult, it can sponsor its parents for lawful status when it turns 21 years old.Now, 21 years later, this couple's baby is turning 21, and can now sponsor her parents for legal status in the USA. The parents, who have been living in the shadows for over 20 years, have been running a business, paying significant taxes, and generally helping the economy, all with no legal papers.I am looking forward to helping them through the massive amounts of paperwork to get their legal residence, now that their daughter is turning 21. They can finally come out of the shadows and live an even more productive life in America.__________________________________________________________________________________________________About the author: Bruce Coane is an attorney who specializes in labor and employment law and immigration law, with offices in Florida and Texas. He may be reached at [email protected], 713-850-0066 or 305-538-6800.