She came to the US illegally (from Mexico) with her family when she was 5. She works full time and goes to school. We have been dating for 7 years. I was born in the US. We live in CA. I've read that marrying a partner who entered the US illegally has restrictions. Should she return to Mexico and apply for a fiance visa or a student visa, then should we get married? I don't know what would be the safest course for us. I have had a difficult time finding out information related to changing illegal immigrant status.