You should speak with an immigration attorney as soon as possible to explore this further, due to time constraints which must be evaluated quickly. From a bigger picture perspective, there is no problem with getting an H-1B visa and starting a PERM case at the same time. The H-1B visa specifically allows you to do permanent visa kinds of things without violating your status, which is much different from temporary intent visas such as student and visitor visas.
I agree with my colleague. In addition, I would add that you should consult an immigration lawyer as soon as possible. Good luck to you.
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Yes, you can and you should. The H1B will allow you to maintain legal status while waiting for the I140. Good luck!
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I agree with my colleagues, however, you should consult with an immigration attorney who can guide you through the process.
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