First, congratulations on your engagement! Yes, I can see why both of you would be confused as to the options. You have a complex case BUT there are options that you may qualify for. While I am not aware of all the facts of your case it appears that you may be eligible for DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. If you are and or have DACA you also become eligible for advance parole (permission to travel abroad and return to the US). If you travel abroad with an approved advance...