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University in North Carolina accused of immigrant discrimination

A North Carolina university was recently accused of wrong-doing with regard to its undergraduate admissions process. A group of students filed a claim against the school, accusing it of immigrant discrimination. According to reports, in response to the federal lawsuit, the university adamantly denied that its undergraduate admissions program is flawed by discriminating against certain ethnic groups or races.

The group, who are part of "Students for Fair Admissions Inc." have sued the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for discriminatory admissions practices. The unidentified college applicants claim that the school's alleged actions are illegal. Representatives from the state Attorney Generals office are said to be assisting in the case against the university.

Similar claims have reportedly been filed against the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge. The plaintiffs claim that the admissions requirements for Asian-American students are set to a much high standard at Harvard than those for prospective students of other racial or ethnic backgrounds. A coalition of 60 different student advocate groups have joined in the lawsuit against Harvard, claiming racial bias in the admissions process.

Rulings in the above-mentioned cases have not yet been rendered. North Carolina students who believe that they have been victims of immigrant discrimination with regard to college entrance, employment or other circumstances may contact a legal professional for assistance. Attorneys who are experienced in immigration and naturalization law would be able to assess an individual case and help in determining how best to proceed in navigating the system in order to contest the alleged discriminatory actions.

Source: bloomberg.com, "Asian-American Group Says Harvard Discriminates", Ellen Rosen, May 18, 2015

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