Joe Giudice hasn’t received much in the way of good news in recent months.
As you’ve likely heard, Giudice may be headed for deportation and is currently being held in a Pennsylvania ICE facility.
Last week, Giudice’s appeal was denied, and the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star is now left with little in the way of legal recourse.
But apparently, fortune smiled on Giudice briefly today.
According to Radar Online, Giudice’s deportation was delayed today so that a federal judge might review his petition for appeal.
“Order temporarily granting motion for stay of removal…Removal is stayed until such time as the Court can consider the motion for stay of removal,” reads a court document obtained by the site.
“We will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters,” Joe’s attorney lawyer James J. Leonard Jr. said in a statement to Radar.
Obviously, that’s good news, as it means Giudice’s appeal hasn’t been thrown out completely.
But these are likely tense times for Juicy Joe, as this will almost certainly be his last chance to convince a judge he deserves to remain in the United States.
Along with his wife, Teresa Giudice, Joe was convicted of tax fraud back in 2015.
The Giudices were allowed to serve their sentences back-to-back for the sake of their kids.
At this point, they’ve both done their time — but since Joe was born in Italy and never became a US citizen, he may face the additional penalty of deportation.
Earlier this week, Joe and Teresa’s daughter, Gia Giudice, posted a petition in which issues a heartfelt plea on her father’s behalf.
“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 again,” the 18-year-old wrote.
She addressed President Trump directly in the petition, which may be a good strategy, as Teresa starred in a season of The Apprentice during Trump’s tenure as host.
But while the petition has already received 50,000 signatures, the outlook is still bleak for Joe
An immigration judge who asked to remain anonymous tells Radar there’s “virtually no chance” that his appeal will be successful.
We guess Joe might want to start boning up on his Italian!