I entered into this country illigally and now have a child and family that are legal US citizans. What, if anything, can I do to change my status? What does the future hold for my family? For my son? I have been a loyal, honest and law abiding resident since the time I set foot into this country. Have been a loyal employee and am willing to pay back taxes for the time I have been here. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.Addition: I received a C-1D Seamans visa to work on (name withheld) cruise ship. I jumped ship 8 years ago. With the enforcement of immigration getting tighter and tighter, I would like opinions on what, you believe, is the best path for me. I can't imagine my son growing up without his father and would hate to return to my native country and have him leave his maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins that he loves so much. I have met with several immigration attorneys and have not received optimistic feedback.