I was on H1-B visa in April 2005, but laid off in late June 2005. The company lawyer applied the B-2 visa for me in July. The B-2 visa was granted, valid from October 2005 to January 2006. In October 2005, I applied for a F-1 visa (filed timely), but it was denied for "failure to maintain nonimmigrant status" in late February 2006. In mid March 2006, I was arrested by I.C.E.. Now I will have a Master Calendar hearing in April.
My question are:
Is it legally correct for the I.C.E. to arrest me in this situation?
(I believe I can stay legally as long as the change of status was pending and I have 33 days to appeal for motion to resonsider)
Am I need a lawyer to represent me on the Master Calendar hearing in April?
Was / Am I 'unlawful presence'?
From when, I am 'out of status'?
What is the chance for the immigrantion judge grant me a F-1 visa?
When will be the latest day I have to leave the U.S?
Thank you so much for your time!