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From the facts that you have provided, it is clear to me that you should not do anything without your attorney present. If your MTR is not granted, you run the significant risk of being detained and removed. Your follow up questions seem to reflect a lack of understanding of the risks and intricacies in your case. I suggest that you schedule an appointment with your attorney ASAP so that you may gain an understanding of what you are doing. Good luck.
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USCIS cannot approve the I-485 while you are in removal proceedings. In fact, it has no jurisdiction over your application so the application should not have been filed to begin with.
This case could certainly have been handled in a much better way. Since an order of removal has been entered, the BIA will have to reopen your case and then remand the matter back to the Immigration Court. At that point the Court can either adjudicate your application or remand the matter back to USCIS.
Your attorney should be able to explain all of this to you, but if it is unclear as to what exactly you retained him to do. It does appear, however, that you are trying to do things yourself to save money which can be a recipe for disaster. If you have lost confidence in your attorney then schedule a consultation with another experienced immigration attorney who can review your case and advise you what to expect and how best to proceed.
While this answer is provided by a Florida Bar Certified Expert in Immigration and Nationality Law, it is for general information purposes only and an attorney/client relationship is neither intended nor created. You should seek out qualified counsel to review your case and provide you with advice specific to your situation. Review Mr. Devore's Avvo Profile for more information about his expertise in immigration law and how to contact him to discuss your case.