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Family facing deportation after government loses their paperwork

Family facing deportation after government loses their paperwork (Torres Bruno Family photo / WFLA / CNN Newsource)

A family is living day-to-day in fear of being deported after learning part of their application for asylum was lost by the federal government.

The Torres-Bruno family came to the United States in 1993 while fleeing terrorism in their native Peru. They applied for asylum and their case went before a judge in 2000.

Then, part of the Torres-Bruno file was lost and their case was dismissed in 2009.

In 2010, Miguel Torres-Bruno was arrested at his home by ICE agents and the family has applied for exemptions every year since then, hoping their file would be found and the case resolved. But it hasn't.

"We do every single thing they request," said Torres-Bruno.

The Torres-Bruno family has a lawyer and is fighting deportation, but they fear they will be told to leave the country at the start of the new year.

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