A lawyer for Teresa Giudice's husband confirmed that an appeal for Joe Giudice's ongoing immigration and deportation case has been denied. Despite the setback, The Real Housewives of New Jersey family is remaining positive and is continuing to support Joe.
Teresa and Joe's eldest daughter, Gia Giudice, posted a message of support for her father on April 19: "[P]ictures, memories, and hope is the only thing that has gotten my family this far. we are fighters but my father is someone who is one of the most important people in my life. not a day goes by where we don’t love you, miss you, and fight for you with all our hearts. you will be home with us soon daddy. I love you so much," she wrote on Instagram, adding the hashtag: "#bringjoehome."
RHONJ alum Jacqueline Laurita's daughter, Ashlee Holmes Malleo, commented on Gia's Instagram: "Stay strong. He deserves to come home. He served his time. It breaks my heart that you girls have to go through this."
Gia has been a constant source of support to her dad during his legal woes. Following his release from prison, she wrote, "Sending you my love and strength today and always. I love you."
Joe 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. His attorney, James J. Leonard Jr., then confirmed to The Daily Dish that he had been moved "to a facility in western Pennsylvania which houses immigration detainees."
In a statement to The Daily Dish, Leonard Jr. said, “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.”