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If we have learned one thing seeing Teresa Giudice in The real housewives of New Jersey All these years, is that you do not stand between her and her family.
But what can a fighter like Tre do when the force that threatens to break her family is not a besieged co-star, but the almighty government of the United States? With a Pennsylvania immigration court judge ordering an imprisoned husband last week Joe Giudice being deported back to his native Italy, without providing an exact time frame, once his three-year prison sentence is completed in March 2019, it is preparing to be the most important battle Bravolebrity has faced, and which, unfortunately, she has the smallest odds of winning.
In spite of being always a potential result for the permanent resident of the USA. UU., Who came to the United States when he was a baby and never became a citizen, since Joe began his sentence of 41 months for his five charges, including not filing a tax return, before the federal judge. Esther rooms by telling the Italian citizen, at that time, that after the prison, he would face an immigration procedure with "probably would result in … his expulsion from the United States", last week's ruling was a shock for Teresa , Joe and his four daughters
"Although she always knew that this was a possible outcome, Teresa convinced herself that Joe would not be deported," said a source close to the "devastated" Royal Housewife to E! News after the news broke. "Teresa and Joe do not have a current plan for what to do next in their marriage, even though they are committed to finding a way to make this situation work for their family." She hates the idea of taking her children out of their lives and leave them their old father who lives with her to move around the world. "
But despite hating that idea, it may soon be the only option the Giudices have left if they hope to keep their family together. And that's because, as a foreign citizen who has committed an aggravated felony, he only needed to have evaded federal taxes in the amount of $ 10,000 so that his charges would be classified as such; as part of his petition, he admitted to having avoided income taxes of almost $ 1 million between 2004 and 2008; their options to avoid deportation are few and far between.
"Judge Guidice was ordered to be removed by an immigration judge from the Executive Office for Immigration Review," ICE said in a statement to E! News. "Mr. Guidice has reserved the right to appeal the decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals and has 30 days to file an appeal before the order is final."
While Joe's attorneys have not yet filed a formal appeal of the decision, two of his four daughters began speaking on social media, making it clear that that is really the plan. "We have not finished fighting with dad, I can not believe this is happening, I can not imagine another day without you" Milania, 12, wrote in a caption attached to a photo of her and her father. "We are going to do everything we can to fight against this daddy!
Gia, The daughter of Joe and Teresa, aged 17, also shared a photo of her father with a long legend that questioned the whole notion of rehabilitation through incarceration. "My father made his time and learned from his mistakes, is not it supposed that being there makes you realize your mistakes in order to become a better person? And that's exactly what my father did," he wrote. "He has not felt or looked so good since he was about 30. We have many plans to do as a family when he leaves, I need my father to be here, my father belongs to us and to his whole family."
Joe and Teresa are also parents of Gabrielle, who is almost 14 years old, and Audriana, 9.
Teresa has remained relatively quiet since Wednesday's ruling, breaking her silence on social networks only on Sunday to post a photo of the Statue of Liberty holding her face in her hands, with hand-captioned praying emoji. The next day, he shared a photo of her and Gia at Rutgers University. "Taking it one day at a time," he subtitled the photo, explaining that she and her eldest daughter were going to the campus.
While trying to keep life as normal as possible for her daughters, Teresa has a small margin of time before having to make very real decisions about the future of her family. "Teresa is still hopeful of an appeal and she also has the girls who have hope, they do not want to believe that this is really happening," says a source to E! News, although not everyone is so optimistic. "Family and friends are trying to support her, but they also try to be realistic, they do not believe Joe wins the appeal."
As an immigration lawyer based in New Jersey Edward Shulman of Shulman Law Group, who is not involved in Joe's case but knows the lawyer who is driving him, told E! The news that, if Joe appeals within 30 days, his retirement will remain until the Board of Immigration Appeals makes a decision. "So, the board is located in Virginia, and that's usually done in the documents, they very rarely give an oral argument," he shared. "In general, when someone is detained, they do it much faster, usually within three months a decision must be made, if there is no other appeal and it does not increase, the removal will be as fast as immigration can get. travel documents together. "
And if, or when, it is about that, unfortunately, Teresa will be the only one who will make a very difficult decision. Will he unravel his whole life, move his children to an unknown country while moving away from his lucrative reality career, or let Joe forge a new life somewhere else on his own?
For now, she remains "committed" to keeping the family together, however, as one source told us, "Teresa has no plans to go anywhere at this time."