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shuchigupta

entering US with B2 when I have valid I797 but expired stamping

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Hi all,

 

I work directly with my employer which is a well known university on H1b research position. I had to travel to India due to a family emergency and wanted to get my stamping done. 

 

Since their were no dates in India till September 2016 and I could get dates in Ottawa, I came from India to Canada for stamping. I traveled from India via Newark to Ottawa. The immigration at Newark stamped B2/transit stamp on my passport. But online I94 is valid till Dec 2016.

 

In Ottawa, unfortunately I got stuck with 221g and have now been waiting since 2 weeks. I have been living in a place  and everyday the expenses are increasing.

 

I have following questions :

 

1.  Can I travel to USA back on B2 stamp?

2.  If I get to enter USA on B2, what happens to my H1b status??

3. Can I stay on B2 in USA and not draw salary and go back to Ottawa once the administrative processing for my H1b is finished?

 

Any other advice which can be help in this situation are also welcomed.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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