Mathieu Cousin, Erika Mistiaen and their 22-month-old son, Nathan, are faced with deportation back to France because of a bureaucratic backlog. Cousin, 32, and his partner Erika Mistiaen, 30, came here from Nice in June 2013.They have both been working full-time and have welcomed their Canadian son Nathan 22 months ago. Canada is where they want to raise him and they applied to become permanent residents. Cousin was originally told by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) that getting approval for the first step in their immigration paperwork would take about eight weeks but has waited 18 weeks. The first stage approval for their permanent resident status won’t arrive in time to extend their work permits, which expire Dec. 8.