Some TVU students received an NTA (Notice to Appear). Often the NTA does not have a date on the notice. At a later stage a master calendar hearing is usually assigned to you based on your A#(Alien number). It is important you attend this hearing because failure to attend will result into a deportation in abstentia. This means you will be ordered deported without a chance to present your case. Therefore you need to find the date when the master calendar hearing will take place.

Those are the few steps you need to take:

1. Call Immigration court on 800 898 7180 and put your A# on the automated system. This is a safe number because it does not request you to give any sensitive information on your case.
2. Have an attorney to go with you. In case you cannot get an attorney, let the judge know that you are looking for an attorney and to give you more time.
3. It is imperative you do not plead your case without an attorney.

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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).