Hope you are doing well. We are completing 6 years in the USA (under H1-B) by 08/01/2016.
My I-140 has been approved already and the H1-B extension for 3 more years based on I-140 is in progress.
It was applied on Feb 25, 2016. I had a family emergency, so I had to travel to India. I came to India on 05/25/2016 and planning to return on 06/30. My lawyer has been telling me that there will be some I-94 inconsistencies if I travel back to USA now as my extension was filed based on my old I-94 and it is not valid anymore.
Lawyer suggested to go for premium and get the approval and stamping and travel to the USA to avoild any I-94 inconsistencies.
My extension will be approved only from 08/02/2016, So lawyer says, travel on or after 7/25. So that I will get the new I-94 based on the new visa stamping.
Please can you explain this and let me know if you need any more details.