Since this appears to be an immigration question I will switch your category for you so that you can get some answers from the attys that are familiar with that area of the law.
Personally, I have noted a troubling recurrent pattern as follows: an overwhelming number of foreign nationals seeking H1B are placing a barrage of very complex questions attempting to complete that elaborate process groping around in the dark, when the very first thing they need to do is retain one competent immigration visa attorney to avoid mistakes, omissions, delays and denials.
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You should consult your employer's immigration attorney as the attorney knows all of the facts surrounding your case.
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My esteemed colleague is absolutely right. Enough already! Spend the money an have a Consultation with an immigration lawyer in your area about all these Case specific, highly convoluted and complex questions. Any skilled immigration lawyer you consult will tell you that job promotions are okay and will not hamper the green card process already in progress.
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