As you've likely heard by now, former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice is being held in an ICE detention center, where he currently awaits deportation to Italy.
Giudice's appeal was denied last week, which means it's looking more likely than ever that he'll be shipped off to the country where he was born, but knows very little about.
Sure, Juicy Joe committed tax fraud, and it's never a good idea to stiff the government of a country where you're a semi-lawful visitor.
Still, many believed the father of four and husband of Teresa Giudice
After all, one doesn't often see well-connected white guys who have lived in this country for most of their lives being booted out of the U.S., but it seems the judge in Joe's case decided to adhere to the letter of the law.
There's not much that can save the 46-year-old now -- outside of a presidential pardon, that is.
Yes, a phone call from OG tri-state reality TV mess Donald John Trump is about the only thing that can rescue Joe from being shipped off to the Mediterranean.
Seemingly aware that desperate times call for desperate measures, Joe's 18-year-old daughter Gia Giudice has posted a petition on Change.org in which she asks readers for their electronic signature in hopes of capturing the president's attention.
Gia describes her father as “a businessman, a husband, father to four young women all under the age of 19, son, brother, uncle and friend to many” and notes that he was “found guilty of NON Violent offense.s”
"He knows nothing of Italian culture, laws, societal norms, he has no immediate family and will not be able to secure work in this foreign land," Gia writes.
"My father is not a danger to society, he is a warm loving man and I beg you sign our petition to give my father a second chance at being part of our lives and giving back to the community we live in once a again."
In case it's unclear to any of her fans, Gia outlines exactly what's at stake:
"My father is there for us in every possible way a father could be. He has always been our handyman, our confidont, our cheerleader, our challenger and most importantly our protector," she writes.
"This would rob us of my father screaming from the stands at our graduations, meeting our future husbands for the first time, of walking us down the aisle, of being there when his grandchildren come into the world."
Gia concludes with a direct plea to President Trump:
“We request that our President, Donald J Trump, review our petition and pardon my father to relieve him of this life sentence the courts are bestowing on him,” she concludes.
“Yes in Italy he will no longer be incarcerated but will he ever be free if kept from his family and be able to be a productive member of society?”
This is not the first time that Gia has pled her father's case, and it's likely her last chance.
We guess her father's fate is now in the tiny hands of President Trump -- a frightening prospect, if ever there was one.