"Mr. Giudice, no matter how this turns out, I wish you the best". He appeared before an immigration court in York, Pennsylvania, via teleconference.
Teresa Giudice is certainly a fixture on the reality show so it would be a huge shakeup if she chose to leave.
On Wednesday, reality star Joe Giudice was faced with some bad news!
Not legal: Joe, who is serving out a three year prison sentence for fraud in Pennsylvania, came to the USA as a baby, but never became a citizen.
Prison records indicate he is set to be released in March.
The couple shares four children together - 17-year-old Gia, 14-year-old Gabriella, 13-year-old Milania and 9-year-old Audriana.
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Soon after news broke of the judge's deportation ruling, TMZ reported that Teresa, 46, will not follow her husband to Italy because their daughters would face too much of a culture shock. The reality TV personality and his legal team have 30 days to appeal the decision.
The couple, both formerly of Paterson, in 2014 plead guilty to 41 counts of fraud. News. "Even though she always knew this was a possible outcome, Teresa convinced herself that Joe wouldn't be deported".
'This is going to break her, ' said a source.
"Teresa is incredibly strong, and whether she admits it or not, I think she had secretly prepared for this", another source told People. "I mean, Italy's a handsome place to live", she previously said, according to People. She added, "Listen, whatever God has planned for me, that's what's going to happen. I will embrace it the best I can".
"Teresa is not talking about getting divorced, she is not thinking about getting divorced and she's not filing for divorce", the "RHONJ" star's lawyer, James Leonard Jr., told Page Six last week. "He feels a lot of guilt over what happened and would rather she just remained focused on their girls and things at home than have to worry about another one of his problems".
Although Giudice, who was born in Italy, has been living in the United States since age 1, he never officially acquired his citizenship.