Each option you mentioned has its advantages and disadvantages. "Best option"? Needs to be discussed with an experienced attorney in private, during a Skype consultation. For now just know this: to come in into the US with the intention to then turn around and attempt to "adjust status" to "green card" constitutes visa fraud and having harbored "preconceived intent" - both of which can render one removable and inadmissible.
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It may be best to do the consular processing as it would avoid any intent issues, but i would be best to discuss your options with an attorney.
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Consular processing is faster and eliminates intent issues. However, this is the sort of matter that is best discussed in private with an experienced immigration attorney.
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