AceShowbiz - Joe Giudice and his family can breathe a sigh of relief for some time now. Amid his fight to continue living in the United States, the Italian native has recently been granted a temporary delay in his deportation order. Multiple reports confirmed the news.
Last week, his immigration lawyers reportedly filed for a stay in federal court after his appeal was denied by the Board of Immigration Appeals. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, it was stated that Joe's removal would be postponed until the court had time to look over his appeal. Reps for the husband of Teresa Giudice have yet to comment on this report.
Joe is currently in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after serving 41 months at the Federal Correctional Institution for mail, wire and bank fraud. Earlier this month, the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed his deportation appeal. "We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice's appeal," his family said in a statement.
The statement continued to read, "We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters."
Keeping her vow to continue fighting for the family patriach, Gia Giudice has started an online petition on Change.org in an attempt to get President Donald Trump's attention to stop her father's deportation. More than 72,000 signatures have been gathered so far. Teresa supported the petition by reposting it on Instagram, though she earned backlash for remaining quiet when many Mexican families were separated from each other.
"The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star further complicated the matter when she responded to a follower's criticism, but missed a coma. "I never said that all families matter," she said, prompting others to accuse her of racism because the lack of coma gave the statement a completely different meaning.