The Justice Department’s Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense

The Department of Justice will be temporarily ending a know-your-rights program for detained immigrants so that it can assess the program’s cost-effectiveness, according to reports from Tuesday night.

But the assessment, if the Justice Department is serious about its rationale, should be a quick one: The study has already been done. The government’s own analysis has shown that the Legal Orientation Program is a significant cost-saving measure — returning $17.8 million in the most...

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