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Joe Giudice is asking to be sent back to ITALY as he awaits final appeal in deportation case

Joe Giudice is asking to be released from ICE custody and sent back to ITALY as he awaits final appeal in deportation case

Joe Giudice is now asking to be released from ICE custody and sent to back Italy as he awaits the final decision in his deportation case.

Lawyers for the Real Housewives Of New Jersey personality filed a petition for his release, citing the ‘hardship’ his detention has put on both Giudice, his wife Teresa and the rest of their family.

‘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,’ documents obtained by People stated.

Just days ago Joe’s request to be released on bond was denied by a judge.

Another request: Joe Giudice is being asked to be released from ICE Custody and sent to Italy, citing the ‘hardship’ his continued detention has put on him and his family. Above Joe is seen in 2014 during his criminal trail

Joe’s deportation appeal is still pending, however, but in the request Giudice’s team seemed optimistic.

In their request they went on to ask if ICE could facilitate his return back to the US from Italy if in fact Joe’s appeal is successful.

Joe is currently being detained at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in Pennsylvania, where he has been since his release from prison in March.

Last Friday his request to be released on bond was denied by a judge.

It was a tough blow for the father-of-four, whose lawyers denounced ICE’s harsh conditions after the decision to deny his bond.

‘Joe is extremely disappointed,’ Giudice family attorney James J. Leonard told People in a statement.

Denied: Just days ago Joe's request to be released on bond was denied by a judge. Above the Real Housewives Of New Jersey figure is seen with wife Teresa in 2016

Denied: Just days ago Joe’s request to be released on bond was denied by a judge. Above the Real Housewives Of New Jersey figure is seen with wife Teresa in 2016

Distressed: 'Joe is extremely disappointed,' Giudice family attorney James J. Leonard told People in a statement

Distressed: ‘Joe is extremely disappointed,’ Giudice family attorney James J. Leonard told People in a statement

‘He spent the last six months in a cage not able to hug or kiss his wife or daughters when they came to visit him. We treat animals in shelters better than we treat human beings in these ICE facilities.’ 

Over the weekend Teresa spoke out for the first time since Joe’s bid to be released was denied. 

‘It’s a sad time with my husband and everything, so we’re going to try and work it out as best we can.’

She continued on a positive note, saying: ‘The most important thing is our four daughters, so I’m hoping Joe is able to stay in the United States.’

Initial crimes: Prior to being taken into ICE custody Joe had been in prison serving a 41-month sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud. Above he's seen during his criminal trial in 2015

Initial crimes: Prior to being taken into ICE custody Joe had been in prison serving a 41-month sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud. Above he’s seen during his criminal trial in 2015

Joe was born in Italy and moved to the United States as an infant with his parents, but he never attained American citizenship and stayed in the country on a green card after marrying Teresa in 1999. 

Joe has twice appealed the move to be deported, but lost his first appeal. 

This judgement will come from a higher court, where he has appealed a second time.

Prior to being taken into ICE custody Joe had been in prison serving a 41-month sentence for conspiracy to commit wire and bankruptcy fraud.

He served his sentence right after Teresa finished 11-months of a 15-month prison sentence for fraud. The judge in the case allowed them to serve separately so their children would have at least one parent in the house.

Back-to-back: He served his sentence right after Teresa finished 11-months of a 15-month prison sentence for fraud. The judge in the case allowed them to serve separately so their children would have at least one parent in the house. Above Teresa is seen with daughters Audriana and Milania

Back-to-back: He served his sentence right after Teresa finished 11-months of a 15-month prison sentence for fraud. The judge in the case allowed them to serve separately so their children would have at least one parent in the house. Above Teresa is seen with daughters Audriana and Milania

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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