Throughout multiple seasons of Real Housewives of New Jersey, we’ve watched the intense and life-altering legal battle go down involving Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice. It led to the two of them serving stints in prison, splitting up, and ended with Juicy Joe getting deported to his native Italy. The couple, despite getting divorced, is on good terms these days, with Juicy even getting to know Luis Ruelas a little better. However, the entire saga took a toll on the family, which was portrayed pretty honestly on the show.
Juicy has still been in the RHONJ orbit despite not being on the same continent as his former co-stars. His beef with Joe Gorga will seemingly never subside, nor with “raccoon face” Melissa Gorga. The feud has put Tre’s four dorters in the middle, which always sucks to see. Tre has clearly moved on, ready to run down the aisle to marry Luis, but she’s forever changed by her time “at camp.” And while Joe’s been out of the country for two years, his fight to get back to the U.S. has never truly ended.
Us Weekly reports that Joe recently hired a new lawyer to help him in his case. Immigration attorney Jessica M. Cadavid is on #TeamJuicy to help try to get him back to the U.S. “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 said. “I yeard 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, my family, to be in the place I have called home since I was a year old.”
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While Joe’s commentary is sometimes rough around the edges and I don’t like the way he treated Tre, I do have a soft spot for him being banished from the majority of his family. He really only gets to see them live their lives through Instagram and on brief vacations. The ultimate FOMO. And even Tre would likely want the father of her children back in their lives in a more permanent way, even though she’s moved on.
Jessica is filing a waiver of inadmissibility for Joe in an attempt to get him back in the country. She describes it as a kind of forgiveness that the government would recognize the extent of Joe’s life in the U.S. and not punish him for life for the mistake for which he already served time. However, it won’t be easy — Jessica says it can take 14 months at minimum for a judge to see his case. “We talk a lot about feelings because this process is hard and it’s sad,” Jessica said. “Someone is out there in purgatory kind of waiting [and asking], ‘Can I come see my family?”
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TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JOE STILL FIGHTING HIS DEPORTATION CASE? DO YOU THINK HE’LL EVER BE ABLE TO COME BACK TO THE U.S.?
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