Joe Giudice has requested and has been granted a three-day extension in his ongoing deportation appeal case.
According to Radar Online, Joe was supposed to submit an opening brief to the courts for his appeal case by July 15th but requested an extension to July 18th.
If you’re wondering what an “opening brief” is, it “states the facts of the case and gives legal reasoning behind the detainee’s petition.”
Thankfully, the court granted Joe’s extension as he continues his fight to remain in the United States.
As we previously reported back in June, the Real Housewives of New Jersey husband asked 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 requested an extension until July 15.
The move delayed Joe’s fate even longer and kept him locked away in ICE custody.
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.