i am in removal proceedings, the first master hearing was automatically continued, the second i hired a lawyer where he sent a motion to continue, that bought me 2, 5 months, now the 3rd one is approaching and i have decided to represent myself and ask for continuance based on my pending vawa self petition due to financial reasons, is it safe? Can Ice still deport me while my case vawa is still pending? filed skeleton sept 2012 , now sent evidence , got the receipt.
It can't hurt to file a motion to continue (or a motion to stay removal proceedings), but be prepared to attend your master calendar hearing (and plead to the allegations against you and request relief) in case your motion is denied. They may decide to schedule you for an individual hearing at a later date when your self-petition has been decided. Make sure you attach a copy of your VAWA receipt notice to your motion.
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