No Dutch residence for Angolan asylum seeker
Dutch MPs have voted down two motions which would have allowed 18-year-old Angolan asylum seeker Mauro Manuel to remain permanently in the Netherlands.
He has been living in the southern Dutch province of Limburg with a foster family since he entered the country as an unaccompanied asylum seeker at the age of 10. He is now facing automatic deportation because he is no longer underage.
The Dutch parliament is expected to vote next week on a compromise motion which would allow him to stay in the Netherlands until he hears whether or not an application for a temporary four-year student visa has been successful.
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