I came to the US as an F1 students six years ago and always stayed in status before filing for Adjustment of status in 2011. I currently have a pending application (I-130/I-485) based on marriage to a US citizen; However, my wife has decided to file for divorce. I explained the situation to my employer who agreed to file an H1B petition for me since i may soon lose my employment authorization, as long as there is no work stoppage. So this is the question i have:
Given that at this point the only thing keeping me in the US is that AOS application, in case my H1B petition is approved do i have to go back home to get a visa stamping, which would lead to a work stoppage? Or is it possible to keep working with just the approved petition but with no visa stamping?