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How Teresa and Joe Giudice's Daughters Are Doing Amid Their Father's Deportation Case

Joe Gorga said The Real Housewives of New Jersey girls are "suffering very much" during this time.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Teresa and Joe Giudice with Daughters

Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice's four daughters are trying to stay strong amid their father's ongoing deportation case.

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Their uncle Joe Gorga recently gave an update on how his nieces (Gia, 18, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 9) are coping with their dad's deportation case after his appeal to stay in the United States was denied last month. "Well, listen, they’re all suffering very much,” Joe Gorga told Us Weekly at the Envy by Melissa Gorga fashion show on Saturday, May 4. “They just got to keep their head up high and that’s what they’re doing. They’re strong little girls, and they’re just going to keep fighting, you know?”

Joe Gorga also urged fans to sign the petition Teresa and her daughters created to keep Joe Giudice from being deported. "We gotta get their daddy home!" Joe Gorga told Us Weekly. "Every little girl needs their daddy.”

Joe Giudice has been staying in "a facility in western Pennsylvania which houses immigration detainees" since his release from federal prison upon the completion of his 41-month sentence in March. He was granted a temporary deportation delay in federal court last week.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband has not seen Teresa or their daughters since his release from prison. "The facility where Joe is being held does not allow for contact visits. Joe does not want to put Teresa and the girls through the horrific ordeal of driving several hours to visit him and not be able to hug him. They would be restricted to talking on a phone while separated by plexiglass. It’s inhumane that this man can not hug his wife or kiss his daughters," the Giudice family attorney James J. Leonard Jr. confirmed to PEOPLE last month. “Joe and Teresa speak several times a day. This has been a grueling fight and they are fighting this together to the very end.”

Teresa and Gia have continued to show the patriarch of their family support on social media during this difficult time. "Pictures, 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," Gia captioned a throwback photo of herself with her dad on Instagram in April, along with "#bringjoehome."

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