AceShowbiz - Joe Giudice is still fighting to avoid being deported to native Italy as he's currently kept away from his family in ICE custody. The husband of Teresa Giudice is said to be feeling broken-hearted as he is forced to skip important moments with his children due to his pending deportation case.
Moreover, his 18-year-old daughter Gia is set to have her high school graduation soon, and he is most likely to sit it down as well, making him beyond sad. "He is really sad and depressed that he is missing important moments with his children and he would love nothing more to get out of the situation he is in with all the deportation issues he is currently embattled with and instead go back to his normal life," a source tells HollywoodLife.com.
"He has learned so much from this ordeal and has definitely made sure that he is honoring family in a more respectable manner," adds the insider.
However, Teresa and the kids are seemingly determined to make him feel that they are still by his side. Previous report suggested that "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star and Gia, Gabriella (14), Milania (13) and Audriana (9) went to visit Joe in ICE custody to celebrate his special day on May 22.
It marked the first time they had seen Joe since he had been in ICE custody. "It is a difficult place to visit, from the overall cleanliness to the actual application for a visit to happen. Plus, it is just so far away," a source said.
Amid his father deportation battle, Gia vows to continue fighting for the family patriach. She was the one who started an online petition on Change.org in an attempt to get President Donald Trump's attention to stop her father's deportation.
In the petition titled "STOP the Deportation of Joe Giudice", Gia shared her father's backstory, "My father, Joe Giudice, came to the United States when he was an infant, one year after his birth, he has resided in New Jersey his entire life. He is a businessman, a husband, father to four young women all under the age of 19, son, brother, uncle and friend to many."
Sharing her fear that her father would miss the chance to attend their "graduations, meeting our future husbands for the first time, of walking us down the aisle, of being there when his grandchildren come into the world," she requests "that our President, Donald J Trump review our petition and pardon my father to relieve him of this life sentence the courts are bestowing on him."
More than 93,000 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.