Things are not looking good for the Giudice family.
Joe’s deportation appeal was denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals on April 6th leaving his fate up in the air.
“We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice’s appeal,” James J. Leonard Jr., the Giudice family attorney, tells PEOPLE.
However, the Giudice family is not done fighting Joe’s deportation.
“We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters,” Leonard added.
Then in early November 2018, Joe filed a last-minute appeal to fight the deportation order that would send him back to Italy after completing his prison sentence.
After completing his 41-month prison sentence in March 2019, Joe was turned over to ICE and placed in one of their detainment centers.
As for Joe’s wife, Teresa Giudice, she’s made it clear that she plans to stick by her husband for the time being.
In February, Teresa revealed that she and Joe would go their separate ways if gets deported. TheThe Real Housewives of New Jersey star also said she would not move her kids to Italy.
“I mean, unless my kids say, ‘Mommy, I want to move to Italy. Gia’s going to college next year; I haven’t spoken to Milania or Audriana about it, we haven’t gotten there yet; Gabriella already voiced her opinion to me. She was like, ‘That would be so hard for me, Mommy.’ She doesn’t speak the language. She’s like, ‘That would kill me even more.’”
Adding that her four daughters have “been through so much already.”
“I’m not doing a long-distance relationship. I’m not doing it. You know, I want somebody with me every day. I know exactly what happens. You know, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. It happens. We do the long-distance thing, it’s not going to work. I’d be like, ‘Bye, bye,’” Teresa revealed at the RHONJ season 9 reunion.
Meanwhile, sources say Joe is filled with regret as he faces deportation to Italy, where he was born.
“Joe wishes he could go back in time and do things differently,” a source tells HollywoodLife. “He’s so remorseful. He’s truly learned his lesson and sees what this has done to his family. The whole situation is very challenging and straining.”
“The situation is extremely tough for all of them, but they both really do want what’s best for the girls,” the source admits. “There’s really no easy answer here, but Joe is remaining as optimistic as possible given the circumstances as he really does believe he may not get deported. They haven’t been in public, both free in over three years, so it’s kind of become a way of life for both of them.”
The Giudice family has yet to speak out about this latest development.
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Our hearts are breaking for Teresa, Joe, Gia, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana.