I am in a tricky situation and hope you can help me. My 6 years of H1 will be expiring in April 2012 and I did not start my GC process as I wanted to go back. However, I was out of country for 12 months and can re-capture this time. But my employer doesn't want to file my extension now and says that re-capture is not possible (risky) in the current situation and doesn't want to start my GC process too.
Can someone please tell me:
1. Can I apply for H1 transfer with a different employer to re-capture my lost 12 months?
2. If I go on H4 in April, then can I come back on H1 in a month or 2 to re-capture my 12 months when I find a new employer?