I have a B-1 visa for which I have applied an extension through form I-539. I haven't received approval (nor denial) yet and my i-94 expired last week.
I have 2 quick questions:
1) I am right now doing business in Florida but need to travel to attend a trade show in NYC. I guess they will control my passport when i travel, right? If so, they will also notice my i-94 is expired i guess. Am i taking any risk of being deported?
2) I have read that those who apply for B-1/B2 extension remain in legal status for up to 240 days. If this is true (no such mention on USCIS' website), is it 240 days starting the day the i-94 expires or starting the day of entry in USA? In other words, is it 240 extra days (making potentially the total stay in USA of 180+240=420 days), or is it 60 days additional to the 180 days granted by the B1 visa? Please clarify.
Many thanks in advance for your prompt answer! I need to leave next week for this trade show in NYC. I don't want to take any chance to get into trouble. If necessary, I'll take the train instead of airplane...