The Giudice family was able to all be together for Joe's birthday on May 22 as he continues to await a decision in his deportation case, Teresa's brother, Joe Gorga, confirmed to Us Weekly. “They actually went to see him today, yeah,” Joe Gorga said during an interview on May 22. “They’re able to get in! But it’s harder, it’s a tougher spot.”
Gia and Milania also sent their father the sweetest birthday wishes on Instagram on his big day.
Joe has been staying in "a facility in western Pennsylvania, which houses immigration detainees" since he was released from federal prison in March. Teresa and her four daughters had yet to see Joe a month after his release, family attorney James J. Leonard Jr. confirmed to PEOPLE on April 24.
“The facility where Joe is being held does not allow for contact visits,” Leonard said. “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.”
Leonard added, “They would be restricted to talking on a phone while separated by plexiglass."
However, Leonard confirmed at the time, “Joe and Teresa speak several times a day."
It's unclear if this recent visit was the first time Teresa and her daughters have seen Joe since he was released from prison.
Joe and his legal team have vowed to "continue to fight" after his appeal to stay in the United States was denied in April. However, The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband has gotten some good news in his deportation case recently.