The Real Housewives of New Jersey dad and his family are apart for yet another birthday as he awaits word on the outcome of his ongoing deportation case. He is currently staying in "a facility in western Pennsylvania, which houses immigration detainees" since he was released from federal prison in March, and has apparently not seen his family since he was transferred.
"Happy birthday to the guy who teaches me everyday to keep going and never stop fighting!" Gia wrote alongside a childhood photo of her with her dad. "You inspire me everyday. Love you so much. Keep smiling. See you soon."
Little sister Milania shared a throwback photo on Instagram as well, writing, "Happy birthday to my world, my buddy, and my best friend! Thank you for always putting a smile on my face and doing everything for me! I don't know what I would do without you! I love you forever and always buddy."
Recently there was some good news in Joe's case after his appeal to a judge's ruling last fall that he is to be deported back to Italy, where he was born, following his 41-month prison sentence, was denied in April. Last week, he received support from 27 former immigration judges to remain in the United States, The Blast reports. The former immigration judges and members of the Board of Immigration Appeals filed a motion in Joe's pending appeal providing reasons why they believe he should not be deported, according to court records obtained by the outlet.