By SUTTON RAPHAEL
Lead: Student Sutton Raphael walks through the international checkpoint at Ceuta and observes life in the walled-off Spanish enclave. Fnideq and other Moroccan cities just kilometers away from the border serve as the last stop for many sub-Saharan migrants seeking an illegal passage into Ceuta.
The Moroccan border officer takes one glance at the golden outline of an eagle printed on the cover of my passport and nods before handing it back. This recognizable symbol makes my passage through Ceuta’s international border checkpoint easier than most.
It is Monday, and I parade into the Spanish enclave among a steady stream of Moroccan women.