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'If I get sent back home, my unborn child and I will die.'

A PREGNANT woman who has had four high-risk pregnancies is fearing for her and her unborn child's life after being threatened with deportation from Australia as soon as today.

Eleanor Mapp lives in Perth with her Australian partner and his family, but could be sent back to the US where she says she will be homeless.

The desperate 30-year-old's bridging visa is due to expire today, and claims the Department of Immigration wants to put her on an plane and send her home as soon as possible.

Ms Mapp has had four high risk pregnancies, and shared pictures with her daughter Mia who was born premature and sadly died. Picture: Channel 7
Ms Mapp has had four high risk pregnancies, and shared pictures with her daughter Mia who was born premature and sadly died. Picture: Channel 7

But the pregnant woman believes if that happens, she will die.

"I'm scared, I'm fearing for my life," she told Seven News.

"If I get sent back home, my unborn child as well as I, will die."

Ms Mapp says she has had four high-risk pregnancies. She shared imagine of her daughter Mia, who was born premature and died after two days, with Seven News.

She says her doctor has warned her she should not fly while pregnant but wait until the baby is born, but claims Australian authorities are "not interested" in hearing that she is "high risk".

Ms Mapp claims if she is sent home, she will be homeless.

"I have nowhere to go," she said. "I'll be out on the street. No money, no healthcare, nowhere to stay."

Pregnant woman Eleanor Mapp told Seven News if she has to return to the US she will be homeless. Picture: Channel 7
Pregnant woman Eleanor Mapp told Seven News if she has to return to the US she will be homeless. Picture: Channel 7

A spokeswoman for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection told news.com.au it was aware of the case and had been working with Ms Mapp to resolve her visa status for 12 months.

"This individual has no current visa application with the Department," a spokeswoman said in a statement.

The department said individuals who have no further matters before the Department and have been deemed medically fit to travel are expected to depart.

The spokeswoman provided no further comment saying it "would be inappropriate".

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