Joe Giudice is preventing his deportation case with a new lawyer. 

The ex-husband of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice wants to return to the United States to live nearer to their 4 daughters: Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12.

Joe, who just isn’t an American citizen, has been residing in his native Italy since October 2018. He was deported after finishing his three-year jail sentence for fraud. 

“I would like to be able to see my children again in our home state, be a part of their lives, be physically present when they need me and watch them grow up,” Joe instructed Us Weekly. “I yearn to hold my grandmother in my arms again before the time comes [in which] she is no longer on this Earth. [I want to] be with my mother [and] my family, to be in the place I have called home since I was a year old.”


According to the outlet, he employed immigration legal professional Jessica M. Cadavid who instructed Us Weekly she’s submitting a waiver of inadmissibility, which is a “kind of a forgiveness from the United States government.”

Joe Giudice was deported in October 2018 after serving his prison sentence for fraud. 

Joe Giudice was deported in October 2018 after serving his jail sentence for fraud. 
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“[But] we are hopeful that this time around, we can take a look at his file with time that has passed from his deportation and the fact that he has a family here, he still has children here,” Cadavid instructed the outlet. “He could ask the government for forgiveness and at least come back to be able to see his family.”

Joe beforehand appealed the deportation order in November 2018, however that attraction was denied in April 2019.


Teresa and Joe determined to finish their marriage in December 2019 after being married for 20 years. The couple reached the choice after they reunited in November 2019 in Italy with their youngsters. 

While abroad, the previous couple “discussed their future” and “agreed that each had to move on,” a supply shut to the household instructed People on the time.

Joe is not an American citizen and has been living in his native Italy. Teresa has been living in New Jersey with their four daughters. 

Joe just isn’t an American citizen and has been residing in his native Italy. Teresa has been residing in New Jersey with their 4 daughters. 

Teresa and Joe had been childhood sweethearts and tied the knot in October 1999. The couple hasn’t lived below the identical roof in 4 years after they pleaded responsible in 2014 to monetary fraud.


Teresa served her sentence first and was launched in December 2015. Joe then began his 41-month jail time period in March 2016.

Teresa and Joe divorced after 20 years of marriage. 

Teresa and Joe divorced after 20 years of marriage. 
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The former couple finalized their divorce in September 2020. 

“Joe and Teresa successfully mediated all issues surrounding their marriage through private mediation with me,” New Jersey divorce legal professional, Vikki Ziegler, who dealt with the mediation between Joe and Teresa instructed Fox News in an announcement. “They are not divorced yet and only have the formality of waiting for the judgment of divorce. The logistics of COVID and long distance were all overcome because the parties were able to compromise and work on the important issues for the benefit of their girls.”


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