You should take this hearing very seriously because your immigration status may be in jeopardy.
The reference to section 212(d)(5) is likely to this: (5) (A) The Attorney General may, except as provided in subparagraph (B) or in section 214(f) , in his discretion parole into the United States temporarily under such conditions as he may prescribe only on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit any alien applying for admission to the United States, but such parole of such alien shall not be regarded as an admission of the alien and when the purposes of such parole shall, in the opinion of the Attorney General, have been served the alien shall forthwith return or be returned to the custody from wh ich he was paroled and thereafter his case shall continue to be dealt with in the same manner as that of any other applicant for admission to the United States.
The section under which your status is being challenged likely is Sec. 237 (a)(2)(E) Crimes of Domestic violence. A copy of that section is below. The INA is accessible by clicking on the link for "Laws & Regulations" at www.uscis.gov .
INA: ACT 237 - GENERAL CLASSES OF DEPORTABLE ALIENS (8 U.S.C. 1227)
Sec. 237 (a)(2)
(E) 6/ Crimes of Domestic violence, stalking, or violation of protection order, crimes against children and.-
(i) Domestic violence, stalking, and child abuse.-Any alien who at any time after entry is convicted of a crime of domestic violence, a crime of stalking, or a crime of child abuse, child neglect, or child abandonment is deportable. For purposes of this clause, the term "crime of domestic violence" means any crime of violence (as defined in section 16 of title 18, United States Code) against a person committed by a current or former spouse of the person, by an individual with whom the person sha res a child in common, by an individual who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the person as a spouse, by an individual similarly situated to a spouse of the person under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction where the offense occurs, or by any other individual against a person who is protected from that individual's acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the United States or any State, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government.
Were you represented by an attorney at the court hearing for the assault charge? Did your attorney advised you of possible immigration consequences? If not, discuss with your new attorney whether you have any option including vacating your plea.