Removal or Deportation proceedings in a US Immigration court are far less dramatic than you would expect it to be. If you expect a jury to be present and display a lot of legal jargon you will be disappointed. Typical happenings in an Immigration court are relatively less formal than a regular court and the usage of legal jargon is less too.
In the immigration court, one would find the Immigration Judge to be willing to hear out both the sides (The Government and the Immigrant and/or his attorney) before making a decision. But if the Immigrant does not have a good Deportation Attorney representing him then the likelihood of a decision going in favor of the Immigrant is far less. This is because an Immigration Court Judge does not have the time, space or the bandwidth to understand the immigrant's current situation, challenges or plight to rule in his favor. It is often known that where there is no Deportation Attorney representation then the Immigrant is more likely to be deported
This is perhaps the hardest question for every immigrant who finds himself in deportation proceedings in Houston or anywhere else in the United States.
First, do not panic!
If you are scheduled for a Master Hearing in immigration court for the first time, you have the right to ask the immigration judge for some time so you can search and find your best deportation attorney in Houston. In immigration court, this is called "a Continuance" and your request for additional time is called a "Motion for Continuance".
A continuance gives the immigration judge the right to manage his docket move a hearing from one scheduled date to another. This is governed by 8 C.F.R. § 1003.29, which allows the Immigration Judge to continue a hearing for good cause shown and by 8 C.F.R. § 1240.6, which allows permits the Immigration Judge to grant a reasonable adjournment at his or her own instance or for good cause shown by a requesting party