RHONJ Star Joe Giudice Officially Appeals His Deportation Order, His Attorney Speaks Out

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RHONJ's Joe Giudice Officially Appeals His Deportation Order

Joe Giudice is taking the necessary steps to avoid his impending deportation to Italy.

Weeks after a judge ruled that the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member would be sent back to his native country of Italy after his 41-month prison sentence is complete, Joe has filed an appeal.

On November 10, a spokesperson for the Department of Justice told Entertainment Tonight that “Executive Office for Immigration Review records show that its appellate component, the Board of Immigration Appeals, received an appeal Nov. 9, 2018, pertaining to Giuseppe Giudice’s Oct. 10, 2018, removal order.”

In a statement to E! Online, Joe’s attorney expressed optimism that he might get to stay in the U.S. with his family.

“The appeal has been filed and we remain optimistic that Joe will soon be home with his family where he belongs. We are extremely grateful for Joe’s immigration attorneys Jerry Gonzales and Tom Moseley and are very confident in them,” James Leonard Jr. said.

Joe began serving his 41-month prison term in March 2016 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, but has since been transferred to a prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania.

While chatting with Entertainment Tonight about her husband’s deportation order in October, Teresa Giudice confirmed she and her husband would fight the order.

“We’re going to be a family, and we’re going to fight this and get through this,” she promised. “We are not even thinking about [whether we’d move to Italy] right now. We’re going to take it day by day. We’re going to take it one step at a time.”

“I can’t predict the future, and I am not going to be… I am going to be positive about it,” Teresa said. “Joe starts talking about [the deportation order] and I don’t want to talk about it yet. I am like, ‘We’re not talking about this yet.'”

Following Joe’s deportation, his 12-year-old daughter Milania reacted on social media.

“My dad, who is the best dad in the world, needs to come home,” Milania wrote. “We aren’t done fighting dad. I can’t believe this is happening. I can’t imagine another day without you. We are gonna do everything we can to fight this daddy!! I love you with all my heart buddy.”

Joe’s oldest daughter, Gia, also reacted to the news on social media, telling her fans and followers on Instagram that she was planning to “fight.”

The Real Housewives of New Jersey season nine airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.

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