Amadou, stuck at the gates of elite

Arrived from West Africa, Adam has been offered a place at Sciences Po Paris, the training ground for France political and business elite. But his asylum application was rejected twice, and what should have been a triumphant arrival leaves him at an agonising crossroads. If his final asylum appeal fails, he will not be able to enrol, and lose the chance of a lifetime. This is the second article from a series on young undocumented Europeans at times of Covid-19, in association with Lighthouse Reports and the Guardian.

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