Memorandum: Operating Policy and Procedure 84-2: Cases in Which Respondents/Applicants Fail to Appear for Hearing [open pdf - 130KB]
"The options discussed throughout this memorandum represent a codification of and slight variances from past practices by Immigration Judges when dealing with the difficult problem of failures to appear. These measures insure that cases proceed through the Immigration Judge system in a consistent, fair and expeditious manner, and that all parties receive adequate opportunity to pursue their claims during these proceedings."
Operating Policy and Procedure 84-2
United States. Dept. of Justice. Executive Office for Immigration Review: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/