By the time Jenn Carrillo crossed into the U.S. illegally from Mexico, her family had already tried for years to to obtain legal status.
The family's original petition was filed in 1996. That application is still pending.
"We still haven't heard back from that petition. I can look it up and track it and see where it is in the stack," Carrillo, who came here at age 10, said on GLT's Sound Ideas.
"For a lot of us, there is no legal remedy."