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If you had an individual hearing and it was reset for a master hearing what does this mean? Why would they reset another master again?

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There are many reasons your case could have been reset for a Master Calendar Hearing. The immigration judge could have been changed do to retirement, leave of absence, or transfer. The case could be transferred from a detained court to a no-detained court upon release of the alien. There could be a change in the relief requested. A request could have been made by either side to adjourn the Individual Merits Hearing and it was set for a Master Calendar Hearing to ensure it is ready to proceed.

If you have an attorney, I would encourage you to contact your current attorney about the change in hearing. Your attorney would know the facts of your specific cases better than any attorney on this forum. However, if you do not have an immigration attorney, I would encourage you to consult an experienced immigration attorney. He or she could review your facts and provide a better assessment of what is happening as well as what steps you can take to move forward on your case.

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It could mean any number of things - the judge has a conflict, the judge is retiring or moving... It could be reset to another master, but more likely THIS master is for the purpose of scheduling another individual date.

Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 s.ouya@mainalaw.com Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street, Suite 707 San Francisco, CA 94104

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So is it a bad thing?

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Could it mean its going to reopen in a criminal court?

Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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it is not necessarily a bad thing. There is no way for someone to guess if they are not involved in the case. If you have an attorney you can ask them to find out, or you can call the court directly and ask why the date was changed.

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You're right fair enough tnxs...

Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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You are welcome

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Both of my colleagues are correct. I hope you are working with an attorney and if not, I strongly recommend retaining one to help you with the removal proceedings and maximizing your chances of success.

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I agree with my respected colleagues!

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There are a number of possible reasons. I hope that you have an experienced immigration attorney representing you in court and that attorney can tell you the reason.