Hello i have been in the USA over 15 years. Have 3 Masters including MBA from USAI had utilized all 6 yrs on h1b earlier and was working on H4 EAD 2015-2017 when I went through a non contested divorce. Wife refused to file for my H4 EAD extension while divorce was ongoing I applied for regular Eb1a and concurrent 485 in Nov 2017. Got EAD combo card in March 2018 valid for 1 yr. Divorce was finalized in May 2018 Fearing a potential negative outcome with Eb1a as its always a high threshold and my case went to Nebraska. I asked my bank to shift me to London which they did in June 2018 and under no circumstances will shift me back without having worked here at least 2 yrs or so. At no time was I out of status in USA in the last 15 years. Currently I have the valid AP+EAD and in London. Now got Eb1a approval (end August 2018). 485 will probably still take over 1 yr potentially. I have been in London since late May 2018In this situation what should I do? Quit my role and just go back jobless to USA? I have heard that staying out too long is dangerous. Bank wont shift me back for now and finding a good enough role will potentially take months as hiring currently frozen in my industry potentially for atleast 6 months more and I do need the money from the work. Also i do wish to settle back in USA long term I have heard that 824 is longer and more risky as well.
1) If I travel back for good in Dec 2018, can they say at port of entry that you have been away for 6 months and hence no entry now as you had abandoned US?
2) If I am able to enter and will have to start looking for a new job, the present EAD will expire in March 2019 and the new one will probably not arrive till middle of 2019 due to present delays. In this scenario, can I keep working if I find a job as there is a rule that if I file before expiration then the filing itself extends the work permit by 180 days. However i wont be able to travel, as I understand, because I will be waiting for the APCan knowledgeable people give their opinion on my case? Many Thanks