Change of Immigration Status to L2 while on B2

Me and my wife are in the US on L visa. Our visas got expired in October 2021 and my employer has filed for an extension in Aug 2021. Unfortunately, my wife had to travel to India with my new born(US Citizen) due to a family emergency knowing that she would not be able to return back unless L2 is approved. She has an active B2 visa.

  1. Does anyone know if she could just enter United States as a visitor? We are aware of the fact that she cannot stay more than 6 months but due to the Covid pandemic, we would not like to take any chances of her being stuck in India for long time.

  2. If she is in the US on B2 VISA and my L1B/L2 is approved, will she able to change her visa status to L2?

We will be grateful for any recommendations in this situation.

USCIS 90 Day Rule, Enter on Tourist Visa (then Marriage/H1B - COVID-19 update) - USA USCIS 90 Day Rule, Enter on Tourist Visa (then Marriage/H1B - COVID-19 update) - USA

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