I am in removal proceedings and my master hearing is coming up in a few weeks. I entered the country with F1 visa but stopped going to school at sometime and lost my status. I hear that once you lost your non-immigrant status, you cannot get it back... especially at this time when I am in removal proceedings. I do not have money to discuss my case with a lawyer and ones who provide free consultation only tell you that they can solve your problems if you "retain" them. Anyways.... I have not committed any crimes and when homeland security arrested me, they released me on my "recognizance."
1. What should I expect at the hearing? Would the judge order me be deported?
2. What can I do to buy time to get an attorney?
3. I want to apply for asylum but I don't want to do it on my own without an attorney's help. Is it possible to do it without an attorney?
Thank you for your help in advance.