Immigration attorneys for Joe Giudice have filed an appeal to fight the deportation order that would send the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star back to Italy. Jerry Gonzales and Tom Moseley filed the appeal on Saturday—the final day an appeal was legally able to be filed—with the Board of Immigration Appeals. Joe’s trial attorney, James Leonard Jr. told E! News that they are hoping to get the 46-year-old back with his family in New Jersey. On October 10, a judge ruled that Joe would be deported to Italy following the completion of his prison sentence. The reality star was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison following his tax fraud indictment.
Joe Giudice’s daughters are vowing to fight for their dad. A judge recently ruled that the 46-year-old will be deported upon his release from prison in March. On Sunday, Joe’s 13-year-old daughter, Melania, posted some photos of her with her dad on Instagram. Along with the photos, she wrote, “We aren’t done fighting dad. We are gonna do everything we can to fight this daddy!!” Melania’s 17-year-old sister, Gia, also posted a video of a man calling for an appeal on the deportation ruling and captioned it “Spread the word, [couldn’t have] said it better myself.” Joe’s wife, Teresa, is trying to be “strong” for her daughters right now, a source told E! News.
Joe Giudice will be deported to Italy following his release from prison in March for fraud. Wife Theresa is devastated, but has no plans to follow her convict husband and uproot her kids. The Real Housewives of New Jersey plans to keep her four kids — aged 17, 14, 13, and 9 — in the U.S. No specific plans to get divorced, either, but she wants to try to make it work, taking long distance relationships to a new level.