AceShowbiz - Joe Giudice is going to leave the United States for Italy, though he's not officially deported yet. On Thursday, October 3, judges granted his request to be released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody and return to his native Italy.
Joe, however, doesn't intend to make the move permanent as he's still waiting for the final decision on his deportation appeal. He previously asked to be released on bail and allowed to return to their family home in New Jersey, but his request was denied.
"Giving the hardship to Mr. Giudice and his family from his continued detention, the balance of irreparable harm has shift and [Joe] has asked that the stay be lifted so that he could be released from USICE custody and returned to Italy during the pendency of this case," read the request filed by Joe's lawyer James Leonard on September 24.
Also in the document, his lawyer said that the husband of Teresa Giudice wanted to go back to his motherland so that he can work and provide for his family. "[Joe wants to] begin working and contributing financially to his wife and four kids," his lawyer stated in the document.
According to E! News, Joe is expected to be leaving for Italy in the coming weeks. A source tells the site that flight arrangements and a travel document are being made for Joe to return to Italy as expeditiously as possible.
Joe has been held at the Clinton County Correctional Center in Lock Haven, Pa. since he was released from federal prison in March 2019, after completing his 41-month sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud. He has appealed the deportation decision more than once.
Back in June, Teresa revealed her concern if her husband gets deported. "If he gets deported, he'll never be able to go to their graduation[s], celebrate their birthdays, anything. He's going to be missing out on so much," she shared. "The girls adore their father and no child should have to go through what my daughters are going through. They should have their daddy here."