Pendency ofr a change of status adjudication shields you from accumulating illegal presence. Now you do, though. You wait long enough, and you will need a non immigrant waiver to come back to the USA on your H1B visa.
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You need to leave the US ASAP.
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If you have been out of status since Nov.2012, you should leave the U.S. as soon as possible. If your prospective employer files an H-1B on your behalf and it is approved, you will have to apply for an H-1B visa stamp at a US consulate abroad.
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