Does temporarily being out of H-1B Visa status affect GC later on?
I-94 is valid till 2020 and I am planning on joining new employer on H-1b receipt. If for some reason the transfer gets rejected and I don't leave the country within 15 days, I would be out of status. Instead of leaving, say I just stay back until either a re-file or I find a new employer. Since I-94 is valid I do not accrue unlawful presence. But will that affect GC process later down the road?
Legal websites like this say up to 180 days of status violation can be forgiven.
Immigration attorneys are mixed about the ramifications.