I had a LPR status in the US (attained via EB-3) from Feb 2003 first entered the Country Oct 1996 on H1-B and lived continuously .As a LPR Lived continuously for 5 years up until July 2008(with no absences > 3 months) . A US Firm offered me a position in India at their subsidiary office which I took up .I relocated to India in July 2008 with a Re Entry Permit . Travelled back in April 2010 for a month ,but failed to apply for a 2nd re-entry considering time constraints .Have not returned since and my status has been jeopardized .
At this point the Parent company has offered me a full time position . I have to decide whether to go for a NIV or try for a SB-1(difficult)
My Questions are -
1) Does completing 5 years as LPR before leaving reflect positively on my case with regards to my intent/ties as Returning Resident ?
2) Does working for a US Subsidiary (> 50% owned by US Entity) overseas help establish your continuing economic ties with the US?