Yes it is a issue but in Virginia we can get a 1 Yr extension on DL by showing our H1 application receipt. My license was expiring on Sept 30th 2007. I applied for extension on August 22nd. There is no way I will get my H1 by 9/30 so I took the receipt to DMV and they extended my license by 1 Yr to 8/22/2008. I think if other states can least get this rule implemented it will be of great help.