The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband's attorney addressed the decision in a statement to PEOPLE on Thursday (May 23): “We are grateful that the Court has granted the stay. Joe looks forward to continuing this fight to the very end. There is nothing more important to him than returning home to his wife and kids.”
The latest update comes a week after he received support from 27 former immigration judges to remain in the United States, The Blast reported at the time. The former immigration judges and members of the Board of Immigration Appeals filed a motion in Joe's pending appeal providing reasons why they believe he should not be deported.
In late April, Joe has been granted a temporary deportation delay in federal court in regards to his deportation case. He is currently staying in "a facility in western Pennsylvania, which houses immigration detainees" since he was released from federal prison in March, and has apparently not seen his family since he was transferred. This week, his family celebrated his birthday with messages of love and support on social media.