So, I was with employer X with valid visa stamp until May 2024.
I changed employers 6 months back and now I have a new approved I797 with new expiration date until 2025.
Recently, I travelled to Mexico for a vacation and entered through land.
The officer had no idea how to handle that situation when I presented my new I797 with the current employer, I explained the officer to “activate” my new I94 based on my new employer. He then asked for his superior’s help and he was equally confused.
Eventually, they let me enter, but when I checked my recent I94, it does show my new I94 number but it still points to the May 2024 date which was based on my previous employer.
I was expecting that my I94 date would be actually aligned to my new employers validity date.
Is my expectation correct? Has the officer made an error on my I94 record? If so, how can I proceed to correct this with the CBP office?