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What is a second master hearing in immigration court?

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I had the master hearing but they give me a second Notice to Appear master hearing

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Usually it is to get an update on case or file for relief . Judge will want you to hire a lawyer or answer to the charges on the NTA

Hire a lawyer, the government has lawyers to send you home, you need one to help you

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It depends on the facts of the case. It could be because you are being given an opportunity to get an attorney, which you definitely need to do. It could be to give you an opportunity to file for whatever relief you qualify for. It could be because you need an interpreter and one was not available, etc.

You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts and advise you accordingly.

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I agree with my colleagues, it depends on the facts of your case. Set up a consultation with an immigration attorney as soon as possible so they can review the allegations on the NTA and advise you as to any forms of relief you may be eligible for.


The second master calendar hearing was likely granted because the Judge told you get legal advice/a lawyer. If you come with a lawyer or you don't, the judge will want you to answer the allegations on your Notice To Appear and tell him any possible reliefs you will be pursuing so as to not be deported.


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Master hearing is set up to respond to the allegations contained in the NTA and address preliminary matters like retention of an immigration attorney. You should hire a professional if you care about your case.

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There are many different reasons for cases being Masters or Individuals or Merits. You have to have someone help you. Master hearings are short hearings where many people appear in court at the same time. You can have many Master hearings until the Judge feels you are ready to argue your case or needs to have quiet time to deal with your case. The fact that you have a second Master hearing means nothing.