When Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice is released from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons on March 14th, he won’t be going home. Instead, because of a deportation order issued by an immigration judge last fall, the BOP will turn Giudice over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in a detention center.
Giudice will complete his 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud next month, and he is appealing his deportation order because he has lived in the United States since he was a baby. However, he never obtained American citizenship.
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“I’ve been here my whole life, I wouldn’t know what to do in any other country,” Giudice told Judge Ellington via teleconference in October. “I want to stay here.”
“I get no joy in telling a family this news,” the Judge responded. “Mr. Giudice, no matter how this turns out, I wish you the best. I decided this case as a matter of law.”
According to Radar Online, ICE expects Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood Low – where Giudice is currently incarcerated – to honor the detainer placed on Giudice and turn him over unless he wins his appeal.
Insiders say that the deportation order “absolutely devastated” Joe, his wife Teresa, and the couple’s four daughters. The family is trying to be as strong as possible, but they do not plan to move the kids to Italy if Joe is forced to leave the country.
The family is still waiting for a decision on the appeal, and if he loses he will never be allowed to return to the United States.
Teresa opened up about Joe’s upcoming deportation during the RHONJ Season 9 reunion, and in a preview for part two, Teresa says that Joe feels guilty about putting his family in this situation. However, he is staying positive and is very strong, and their lawyers are “trying their best” to keep Joe in the US.
When host Andy Cohen asked Teresa if Joe would go from prison straight to an airplane, she said she didn’t know the technicalities, and she hopes she never has to find out.
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Joe and Teresa wed in 1999, and they have four daughters – Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10.
The couple has seemingly stayed strong and stood by each other during their legal battles. However, cameras have recently spotted Teresa spending time with Blake Schreck, a man who is twenty years younger, and rumors have flown that Teresa and Joe’s marriage will end if he does get deported.
Multiple sources say that Teresa Giudice told Cohen during the reunion that if Joe Giudice gets deported to Italy, she’s not going, and the marriage will be over.