The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband is asking the courts for a one-month extension to “file his opening brief to the Third Circuit Court.”
Joe was initially set to submit his opening brief to a judge on June 12th but is now requesting an extension until July 15.
This move will delay Joe’s fate even longer and keep him locked away in ICE custody.
So, what is an “opening brief?”
According to the U.S. Court of Appeals, an opening brief “states the facts of the case and gives legal reasoning behind the detainee’s petition.”
No word on if Joe will be granted his request for an extension or not.
Back in May, 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,” a source explained. “He is now allowed to remain in the country in the detention center until a judge hears his case.”
According to another 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.”