Two issues here: 1) you'll have to prove that you're currently maintaining status in order to change status; and 2) you'll have to prove that you have strong ties to your country and otherwise qualify for the B-2. Yes, you'll definitely need to work with an attorney. USCIS is currently taking about 3-5 months to decide such applications.
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You apparently mean that you were previously issued a B-1/B-2 visa by the U.S. consulate. You now have been laid off from your L-1 job position and you are out of status unless .......you can show that the employer has not finalized the plans to lay you off. I suggest that you retain an experienced attorney to guide you.
If you are now out of status you have a problem - to change status you need to have status. You do need a lawyer to help you deal with this. And you may need to sacrifice short term convenience for your long term future.
Andrew Bartlett. Community Immigration Lawyer, San Rafael CA.. Please note that answers to questions are for general informational purposes only. They are not legal advice and do not establish an attorney-client relationship. If an answer is not clear, I will do my best to explain further.
The first step would be to consult with an attorney to verify eligibility.
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