The Giudice family is still waiting on what will happen to Joe Giudice despite an appeal in his ongoing immigration and deportation case being denied. Giudice family attorney James J. Leonard Jr. confirmed that his team is still working on the case: “We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice’s appeal. We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and 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.”
Before the latest update was confirmed on Thursday (April 18), Dolores Catania spoke to Us Weekly at an event earlier this week in NYC, noting that her longtime The Real Housewives of New Jersey BFF Teresa Giudice has "been in the thick of it for a long time now." And she been relying on those closest to her to help keep her spirits up: “She likes her friends to make her laugh. And that’s how they get through their stuff.”
Sister-in-law Melissa Gorga spoke to the publication at the same event, again before the latest update in the legal case, noting that while it's a stressful time, Teresa has been "doing good," adding, "Everybody's just like crossing their fingers and holding on and just waiting for the final decision."
The RHONJ husband was released from FCI Allenwood Low in Allenwood, Pennsylvania in March after serving a 41-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud charges in 2014. At the time, his attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., confirmed to The Daily Dish that he has since been moved "to a facility in western Pennsylvania which houses immigration detainees."