Joe Giudice’s deportation battle just took a turn for the worse. A judge ordered Teresa Giudice’s husband to go back to Italy, confirming the deportation orders in a court hearing this week. With his deportation looming, Joe finally got a chance to speak his mind about being forced to return home.
After Judge John Ellington handed out his ruling, Joe was given a chance to respond. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star, who was at the hearing via phone conference, admitted that he does not understand how deportation is even on the table.
“Based upon the law, I find you deportable and ineligible for any kind of relief,” Judge John Ellington said. https://t.co/scOrliov4q
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Joe argued that his charges are not that serious and do not merit deportation. Unfortunately, the judge did not agree and said he based his ruling strictly by the letter of the law.
“I don’t understand how I can be deported on this case. If you will, I’ll tell you my side. I shouldn’t even be here right now,” Joe told the judge.
According to Radar Online, Joe then explained how his daughters will be devastated by the news. His children, Gia, 17, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 9, have been waiting to learn about the fate of their father, and Joe confessed that it is not going to be easy breaking the news to them. Joe, who has been a staple on RHONJ for years, is serving a 41-month sentence for fraud.
While Joe was given a chance to share his side of the story, Teresa has remained silent about his deportation. His cousin and former RHONJ star Rich Wakile did reveal that their kids will be the ones most affected if he is sent back to Italy.
Teresa and Joe Giudice Not Yet Talking About If She'll Move to Italy When He's Deported: Sources https://t.co/KTzWSvZz4e
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“It’s terrible, terrible event,” Rich exclusively told Radar Online. “His daughters are going to suffer most of all from this. It’s a shame. His daughters mean everything to him.”
Inside sources claim that Teresa is weighing her options and does not want to leave the country. Sources say that Teresa Giudice is even considering divorce if Joe is not permitted to return to the U.S. in a timely manner.
There is still hope that Joe Giudice stays in the U.S. His lawyers have until early next month to file an appeal.