Joe Giudice isn't giving up the fight to stay in the United States.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband and his legal team filed an opening brief as he appeals his deportation order, according to the North Jersey Record. The 82-page brief was filed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on July 15.
This news comes after Joe and his legal team requested and were granted two extensions in filing the opening brief: one in June and one in July. The second extension gave Joe until July 18 to file the opening brief.
Joe, his legal team, and his loved ones have been doing everything they can to keep him in the country after a judge ordered that he be deported back to Italy, where he was born, in October 2018, upon the completion of his 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. Joe has been staying in "a facility in western Pennsylvania, which houses immigration detainees" since he was released from federal prison in March.
Though his first appeal to the judge's decision was denied in April, Joe's legal team vowed to "continue to fight" to keep him in the U.S. Since then, Joe has won some small victories in his deportation case, such as being granted permission to stay in the U.S. amid his legal battle and receiving support from 27 former immigration judges to remain in the country.
Joe's wife, Teresa Giudice, recently opened up about the devastating impact Joe's deportation would have on her and the couple's four daughters (Gia, 18, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 9) if it were to become a reality in an exclusive video for Bravo Insider, which you can view, above.
"If he gets deported, he'll never be able to go to their graduation[s], celebrate their birthdays, anything," she shared. "He's going to be missing out on so much. The girls adore their father, and no child should have to go through what my daughters are going through. They should have their daddy here."