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RHONJ Star Joe Giudice Allowed to Stay in Country While Deportation Case is Handled, Plus Daughters Visit Him in Ice Custody

RHONJ Star Joe Giudice Allowed To Stay In the Country While Deportation Case Is Handled, Will He Finally Get To Go Home?

Joe Giudice has scored another small win in his deportation case, as his four daughters and wife Teresa Giudice finally got to visit him in ICE custody.

According to a new report, the  Real Housewives of New Jersey star got to spend one hour with his family during his 47th birthday yesterday.

“They actually went to see him today, yeah,” Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga, told Us Weekly on May 22. “They’re able to get in! But it’s harder, it’s a tougher spot.”

This appears to be the first time Joe has gotten to see his children following his release from prison in March after serving three years for mail fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud.

Meanwhile, a separate report is revealing that Joe has been granted a stay and is being allowed to remain in the country while the courts figure out whether he’ll be sent back to Italy. The decision was made by the United States Court of Appeals for The Third Circuit.

The Blast reports that while this is a great win for Joe, his legal team wants him out of ICE custody to be with his family while he awaits the outcome of the appeal. A final decision will come from the immigration court. Joe is hopeful that the immigration court will see the case from his point of view, letting him stay in the country with his four daughters and his wife.

This news comes just days after Joe learned that he had gained the support of 27 former immigration judges, who argued that he should get to stay in the United States. These former immigration judges and members of the Board of Immigration Appeals filed a motion on behalf of Joe in his pending appeal.

Even though Joe and his family are scoring small wins along the way, Melissa Gorga recently revealed that it doesn’t look good for Joe and her sister-in-law. 

“I’m upset. Unfortunately, I don’t know how it’s going to turn out. It doesn’t look good, but we’ll see,” Melissa previously said about the entire situation.

Joe’s family has done everything to keep him in the country. His oldest daughter Gia Giudice launched an online petition last month, asking RHONJ fans to sign it to get the attention of President Donald Trump. Even Andy Cohen signed the petition to help keep the family together.

For the time being, Teresa and Joe are now awaiting an answer from the immigration court as to whether he can stay with his family or not.

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