DS-160 question | Stuck in the US | planning to go to Mexico to change Non-immigrant status and get new stamping
I'm an Indian citizen. I came into the US on a B1. My i94 expired on May 3 2020. I applied for extension of B1 (I-539) on April 16, 2020 as all flights were cancelled.
Now I got into Medical Residency. I got all the authorization on May 5 ,2020. I applied for change of status B1 to J1 (I-539 again) on May 5, 2020, then, asked for expedition. They said we do not have biometrics so they cannot help me until the biometric offices do not open.
As my Residency starts June 21, 2020. I'm pressed for time. I reached out to US embassy in Mexico, they said they would stamp medical personnel, due to the emergent nature of my stamping.
As I am applying for DS-160. I am faced with this question:
"Have you ever been unlawfully present, overstayed the amount of time granted by an immigration official or otherwise violated the terms of a US Visa?"
Should I mark yes or no. Also could you give rationale behind the answer.
I have the receipt of both applications which are current and being processed by USCIS.
I know I would abandon the I-539 process. I have no other option.