Joe Giudice was finally temporarily reunited with his family last week when they came to visit him for his birthday.
Teresa Giudice and her four daughters Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10 visited Joe for the first time since he was released from prison on May 22, which happened to be his 47th birthday.
“It is a difficult place to visit, from the overall cleanliness to the actual application for a visit to happen,” a source told E! News, “Plus, it is just so far away.”
On that very same day, Joe “was granted a stay of removal by the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit,” which means that Joe is allowed to remain in the US while the court decides if he will be deported or not.
“This wasn’t necessarily expected. The court could have decided to deport him instead of hearing his case out,” the source said. “He is now allowed to remain in the country in the detention center until a judge hears his case.”
According to the first source the Giudice family “is hopeful that the latest stay approval is a good sign Joe has a fighting chance to not get deported,”
As previously reported, 27 former immigration judges have filed motions in support of Joe not being deported.
“It was a good day all around for Joe’s case,” the first source said. “And for the stay to be approved on his birthday was really the icing on the cake.”