This is a non-issue as the H-1B status and visa allow one to harbor a "dual intent."
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You are correct; h1b is a dual intent visa. Either you received incorrect information or you are confused as to what you were told. If you want peace of mind, obtain a private consultation with an immigration attorney.
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