At the first master hearing, the judge took the whole group who did not have attorney and gave new court dates. We tried all the pro bono attorneys but did not receive help. We did not have the money to hire a attorney. We are are looking to pursue adminstrative closure or deferred action on the case but need more time to prepare.
Generally speaking, most judges will give a pro se alien a second
continuance to obtain counsel assuming they are making a good faith
effort to retain counsel. I would caution you against advising the
Court that you intend to retain counsel when you have no intention of
doing so as you are intentionally misleading the Court. If your true
intention is to request prosecutorial discretion or deferred action then
you should advise the Court of this and request a continuance on that
basis. Being honest with the Court is tantamount to obtaining any type
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