I am an American citizen who recently married a Spanish native. We originally met on the internet approximately 8 months ago. She entered the US legally with a valid tourist visa nearly three months ago. Her tourist visa officials expires today. We were legally married in Las Vegas this past Saturday.
My fears are two fold. First, I've been traveling around the US working odd jobs under the table or in exchange for room and board for last 2 or 3 years. Earning just enough to continue my travels. I haven't filed for Federal Income Tax in the same amount of time. I just didn't earn enough money to bother. This is obviously coming back to haunt me. According to what I've been reading I need prove that I've earned 25% over the poverty level the last three years. And quite frankly, I haven't earned a third of that. And I have no Federal Income Tax receipts.
Secondly, she has been working illegally in the US for the last three months. Of course their is absolutely no record of this, but it's still a cause for concern.
What are my options? Time is quickly running out. I'm afraid to speak directly to the USCIS for fear of her being deported and we can't afford an attorney.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.