Hi. My fiance came to the US (Ohio) from the UK in December of 2010 on a visa waiver. Of course, he is by now illegal. I am a college student who is set to graduate in May, the reason he has stayed is because we wanted to be together and didn't have the money to file forms (fiance visa etc) the legal way. We didn't intend on marrying and adjusting status for him during this trip, it's just something we've now been considering (at the border upon entry he told them we were engaged but did not disclose any intent to marry during the visit).
The first problem is, will we be able to get a marriage license? He has no SSN and no drivers license, which our county (in Ohio) says are required.
The second problem is, we only just have enough money to file the I-485 and I-330 so unfortunately hiring a lawyer is out of the question. I've read varying degrees of successes and failures of people filing without an attorney, but it's hard to tell how successful we would likely be based on our specific experience.
The final problem is a confusing one. In his passport he doesn't seem to have the I-94W slip, there's one page where the stub of the slip (just a thin green strip) is stapled and has obviously been removed. We think this is from a previous visit where it was taken upon leaving. We cannot even remember if he's definitely supposed to have this slip stapled in, and if so, cannot think of any reason why it wouldn't be in there (his passport has just sat in a drawer since the day he got here) Of course the passport shows the stamp when he entered. So this may or may not be a problem.
Apologies for the long post (I tried to cut it down as much as possible) and if anybody would be kind enough to take the time to read it and give any help, I would be extremely grateful.