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Teresa Giudice Reacts to Joe Being Denied Release from Custody While Awaiting Deportation Case Decision

The RHONJ mom says the recent ruling marks a "really difficult time right now" for the Giudice family.

By Jocelyn Vena

Following the news that Joe Giudice's request to be released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and return home to New Jersey to be with his wife, Teresa Giudice, and their four daughters while he awaits a decision regarding his deportation appeal was denied, Teresa is opening up about how she and her family are handling the news.

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She told Us Weekly over the weekend that they “are going through a really difficult time right now." She added, “It’s a sad time with my husband and everything so we’re going to try and work it out as best we can. The most important thing is our four daughters, so I’m hoping Joe is able to stay in the United States.”

It's been nearly a year since a judge ordered that Joe be deported back to Italy, where he was born, in October 2018. His appeal of that ruling was denied in April. Since then, he has been staying in "a facility in western Pennsylvania, which houses immigration detainees" since he was released from federal prison in March. Joe has won some small victories along the way, including being granted permission to stay in the U.S. as his legal battle continues and receiving support from 27 former immigration judges.

When speaking to Us Weekly, Teresa opened up about the ups and downs of the last few years, which has included her also serving jail time in 2015. “I had all these businesses and everything went crashing down,” she said. “But, look, I picked myself right back up, and if anybody else is going through hard times, don’t worry about it. You will get through it. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. I do believe that. You’ve got to be positive!”

Previously, Teresa shared in the exclusive Bravo Insider video how Joe's possible deportation would dramatically affect herself and their four daughters.

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