I am a student on F1 visa. My husband is working on an H1B. We are both Indian Nationals. At the port of entry, since our visas are separate (i.e. one is not a dependent of the other), we approach the immigration official one after the other i.e. not as a group.
(1) Has anyone with separate visas approached the official together as a family / group?
(2) When approaching separately, what to answer for the question, "Are you traveling with anyone?". Since I am not dependent on anyone and no one is dependent on me, it looks like I should say no. But, I am traveling with my spouse in the same flight, even though he is on his own separate visa. So, should I be saying yes? What does the immigration officer mean by this question?