RHONJ's Joe Giudice is fighting to return to the United States for his kids three years after deportation & prison stint
REAL Housewives of New Jersey alum Joe Giudice is fighting to return to the United States for his four daughters.
The ex TV star has been living outside the country since October 2018 following his release from jail.
But the 49-year-old has revealed he has hired a lawyer in a bid to return to America to be reunited with his family.
Speaking to Us Weekly, Joe said: "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 is also vying to be back with his older family members, including his mom and grandmother.
He told the outlet: "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."
The businessman has enlisted immigration attorney Jessica M. Cadavid to help in his legal pursuit.
He said: "I'm hopeful and pray that I can finally go home in the near future."
Jessica plans to file a waiver of inadmissibility to try to workaround Joe's current status as a deportee.
It is reported that he likely wouldn't have been approved under the Donald Trump administration, but the law professional thinks with President Joe Biden in office now there's a better chance.
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"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…he could ask the government for forgiveness and at least come back to be able to see his family," Jessica said.
BACK TO REALITY
Joe shot to fame on the RHONJ with former wife Teresa.
They then announced their separation in December 2019, though they hadn't lived together since Joe left for prison in early 2016.
Teresa had previously served her time in 2015.
The two had both spent time in jail for fraud charges and Joe was sent to Italy after being deported – he eventually moved to the Bahamas.
During the season 10 finale of the popular series, Teresa announced she and Joe decided to end their marriage on a trip to Italy.
The episode followed Teresa and her four daughters as they visited Joe in his hometown of Sala Consilina, Italy following his release from ICE custody in October.
In a candid discussion, the two reviewed how they would make their relationship work in light of Joe's deportation case.
'I WANT SOMEONE'
"You get on a plane, and we meet places, that's all. And we have fun. And that's what we do. We make things work," Joe told his wife.
"No, I don't want that," Teresa answered.
"I want somebody with me every single day," Joe responded.
Teresa revealed that she could not handle a long-distance relationship on top of the years of legal drama that the pair dealt with.
Teresa is now engaged to boyfriend Luis Ruelas after dating for over a year.
Meanwhile, Teresa claimed she "felt nothing" for Joe in bed after his return from prison.
The star made the shocking confession to Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Cynthia Bailey during the premiere of Peacock’s Housewives spinoff Ultimate Girls Trip that features women from the various franchises.
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