Operating Policy and Procedures Memorandum No. 96-6: Arrests by INS Officers in or near Immigration Court Facilities [open pdf - 169KB]
"Pursuant to the concerns raised by several Immigration Judges, I have been negotiating with the General Counsel for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) concerning the presence of INS officers in our courtrooms during non-detained hearings. There have been several recent instances where the presence of INS officers in the courtroom has produced a 'chilling' effect on the conduct of the hearing. In addition, the INS's newly-instituted policy of arresting individuals denied relief at the conclusion of the individual calendar hearing, a policy fully supported by the Attorney General, necessitated an agreement between the two agencies."
Operating Policy and Procedures Memorandum No. 96-6
United States. Dept. of Justice. Executive Office for Immigration Review: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/