I will add tags to your question. This is a criminal law and immigration question, and the person you know needs to talk to a criminal defense attorney.
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Well, she would have to be convicted of the crime associated with that first. A criminal conviction is really the only "reliable" indicator that she engaged in the conduct. She doesn't need to be convicted of any crime in order to be deported if she is here illegally in the first place.
A foreign national who is unlawfully present in the United States is subject to removal (i.e. deportation) at any time. Good luck to you.
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Collecting welfare when you are not entitled to it is fraud. She can be deported simply for being here unlawfully. if she is convicted of fraud that could cause her further problems if she ever tried to return legally.
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