SPLC attorneys discuss ongoing discrimination and racism Black migrants face in the US

The Biden administration said Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, that it is creating a new task force to crack down on an explosion of migrant children in the U.S. who are being illegally exploited for labor.. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat, File)

Luz López, the senior supervising attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project, says Black migrants are denied asylum despite meeting the qualifications for asylum.

“We have numerous studies that show Black immigrants face the highest rates of asylum denials,” said Lopez on Monday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Lopez further explained that Black migrants are often transported to some of the largest detention centers in the south before being deported back to unsafe conditions in their home country.

During the conversation, Lopez talked with show host Rose Scott about newly obtained documents that reveal U.S. government officials’ expressed racist views toward Black migrants.