He’s been living in Italy since October 2018 after being deported from the states.
And now Joe Giudice, 49, has lawyered up to fight for a chance to return to the United States.
‘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,’ he told Us Weekly on Friday.
He wants to come home: Joe Giudice has lawyered up to fight for a chance to return to the United States
Joe shares Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12, with ex-wife Teresa Giudice.
The two each served time in prison after being found guilty of fraud. Following Joe’s three-year stint behind bars he was exiled.
Giudice is also vying to be back with his older family members, including his mom and grandmother.
‘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,’ he told the media outlet.
Fighting for family: ‘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,’ he said; L-R Gabriella Giudice, Gia Giudice, Joe, Milania Giudice, Audriana Giudice
Doting dad: Joe shares Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12, with ex-wife Teresa Giudice
The entrepreneur has enlisted immigration attorney Jessica M. Cadavid to help in his legal pursuit.
The former Bravo TV personality is feeling positive. ‘I’m hopeful and pray that I can finally go home in the near future,’ he remarked.
Cadavid plans to file a waiver of inadmissibility to try to workaround Joe’s current status as a deportee.
It likely wouldn’t have been approved under the Trump administration, but the law professional thinks with Biden in office now there’s a better chance.
‘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,’ Cadavid noted to the publication.
Two decades: Joe and Teresa were married for twenty years from 1999 to 2019
Giudice seems to spend the most time with his oldest daughter Gia, who often meets up with her dad in the Bahamas or Italy.
The two have a penchant for affectionately sharing daddy-daughter photos on their respective Instagram pages.
Earlier this week the father-of-four shared an outtake with his first born as they embraced each other, holding an adorable black puppy between them.
‘My love,’ he captioned the sweet outtake with a pink heart emoji.
Unbreakable bond: Giudice seems to spend the most time with his oldest daughter Gia, who often meets up with her dad in the Bahamas or Italy
Earlier this month, the influencer took to the photo-sharing app to share snapshots with the patriarch.
In one photo they stood side by side with Joe looking dapper in a blue button up shirt, and the young beauty rocking a printed knee-length dress.
In another image Gia wore a green bikini and flip flops as her dad sported black shorts and sneakers as they smiled in front of turquoise water.
‘Weekend recap. Love u dad,’ she wrote under the post.
Daddy’s girl: Earlier this month influencer took to the photo-sharing app to share snapshots with the patriarch