ICE cannot remove or deport you without a decision from the immigration judge. You are permitted to represent yourself at a hearing but you would be better served by having immigration counsel represent you.
I agree with Robert on all points.
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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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