Joe Giudice‘s deportation status STILL remains unclear less than a week before he’s scheduled to exit prison.
Giudice was set to be released from prison on March 14, 2019, but as of today the Federal Bureau of Prisons lists his release date as “unknown.”
Why you may ask? Well, it all stems from his deportation appeal. Joe is currently awaiting a decision on his appeal that would ultimately dictate if he stays in the United States or is deported to Italy.
For now, Joe’s case is in limbo, which means he will remain in custody until his appeal is reviewed.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review confirmed to Page Six that Joe’s is still under review.
“The custodial aspect of Mr. Giudice’s federal sentence does, in fact, expire on or about March 14, 2019,” Teresa Giudice’s attorney James J. Leonard Jr. told Page Six on Friday. “However, due to the immigration order and detainer lodged against him, that is not a release date meaning he is not coming home on that date. We are optimistic that once his appeal is heard, he will receive the appropriate relief and will be able to come home and remain there with his family. They love him, they support him and they miss him tremendously.”
Joe’s appeal could take up to a year to be reviewed and until then he will remain in custody. Unless by some miracle a court releases Joe he will be transferred to an immigration hold facility within the next few weeks.
“Teresa and the kids are still visiting him, speaking to him and emailing him,” the insider added. “That will be limited once he is released to immigration hold facility.”
All I can say is no news is good news. But this is terrible for Joe. I really wish he could at least be home with his kids while he awaits his appeal. I mean his wife/family are public figures it’s not like he’s going to go anywhere. I think he could easily be put on house arrest and at least get to be home with his family even if it’s just for a while.
Thoughts on this latest update? Are you shocked Joe’s appeal could take so long? Should Joe be able to go home to his family as he awaits his appeal? Sound off below!