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Senagalese Student Lands in Public Eye Over Pending Deportation

Amadou Ly, a Senegalese 18-year-old living alone in New York City, now faces deportation after revealing his illegal immigrant status on his way to his high school's robotics competition.

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  • ANNOUNCER:

    There they go.

  • TOM BEARDEN, NewsHour Correspondent:

    An international high school robotics competition in Atlanta got a lot more media attention than usual because of Amadou Ly, an 18-year-old from Senegal and a member of an East Harlem robotics team with a Cinderella story. The reason for all the attention is that Ly is an illegal immigrant.

  • ANNOUNCER:

    All out of New York, down on the red side…

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