Joe Giudice's daughters send him happy birthday wishes amid news he will remain in the states as his deportation situation is hashed out
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice's daughters sent emotional happy birthday wishes as he turned 47-years-old on Wednesday, amid news he'll remain in the U.S. while his deportation situation is hashed out.
Joe, who has four children with Teresa Giudice - Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10 - was hailed by two of his daughters on Instagram as he continued to fight against being sent to Italy as a result of his 2014 fraud conviction.
'Happy birthday to the guy who teaches me everyday to keep going and never stop fighting!' wrote Gia, who's been campaigning to keep her dad in the states with an online petition.
A reason to smile: Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice's daughters sent emotional happy birthday wishes as the reality star turned 47-years-old on Wednesday, amid news he'll remain in the U.S. while his deportation situation is hashed out; seen in 2015
'You inspire me everyday.. love you so much keep smiling see you soon.'
Milania, calling her dad her 'buddy' and 'best friend,' thanked Joe 'for always putting a smile on [her] face and doing everything for [her], adding, 'I don't know what I would do without you! I love you forever and always buddy.'
On the legal front, Joe can remain in the states amid the legal process in his case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for The Third Circuit court ruled, according to The Blast. The court decision comes more than a month after the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had denied his appeal in the case.
Joe's lawyer told People that the reality star 'looks forward to continuing this fight to the very end,' as 'there is nothing more important to him than returning home to his wife and kids.'
Throwback: Both Milania and Gia posted childhood shots of themselves with their father
Tough time: Joe and Teresa Giudice were seen at court in their native New Jersey in 2013
The lawyer added, 'We are grateful that the court has granted the stay.'
Joe was born in Saronno, Italy and brought to the United States when he was a one-year-old, but never applied to be a U.S. citizen.
Following his guilty plea to mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud charges five years ago, he was to be deported under federal law due to 'a crime of moral turpitude' or 'aggravated felony.' (Teresa served 11 months in custody in 2015 in her conviction.)
Joe was slated for deportation after he concluded his 41-month prison sentence at Fort Dix, New Jersey's Federal Correctional Institution this past March, and has remained in ICE custody in Pennsylvania amid the appeals process.
Insiders told the outlet that Joe's attorneys will move to have him removed from ICE custody for the duration of the case.
Gia said in her petition, 'My father is not a danger to society,' adding reasons why the deportation would be detrimental to Joe's future.
'He knows nothing of Italian culture, laws, societal norms,' she said adding, 'he has no immediate family and will not be able to secure work in this foreign land.'
Forging forward: Joe, who's also dad to daughters Gabriella, 15, and Audriana, 10, has been the center of a campaign his family has started in an attempt to block his deportation
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