Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on July 3, 2018, that he is rescinding 24 guidance documents that were “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.” A Department of Justice (DOJ) task force is continuing its “review of existing guidance documents to repeal, replace, or modify.”

The list of guidance documents that DOJ has withdrawn in 2018 includes, among others:

  • Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) State Criminal Alien Assistance Program Guidelines, 2016
  • Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination, April 30, 2006
  • Look at the Facts, Not at the Faces: Your Guide to Fair Employment, Approx. July 2009
  • Refugees and Asylees Have the Right to Work, May 2011
  • Language Assistance Self-Assessment and Planning Tool for Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance, on or before February 12, 2003
  • FAQs About the Protection of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Individuals under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title VI Regulations, March 1, 2011
  • Draft Language Access Planning and Technical Assistance Tool for Courts, December 18, 2012

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