Bye bye Juicy Joe!
Joe Giudice said goodbye to his wife, Teresa, and the couple’s four daughters in 2016, to begin serving his 41-month sentence for fraud, but once he completes his time at New Jersey’s Federal Correction Institute, Fort Dix, Giudice is facing deportation!
Joe is a non-U.S. citizen, he was born in Italy and came to America as a little boy. Therefore, the reality TV husband was always in imminent danger of being kicked out of the U.S., upon his release from prison.
The felon has been flagged by Homeland Security for deportation, according to a new report. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) informed Radar that Joe has, “a detainer on him,” and has, “every intent to deport him.”
After doing some digging, AllAboutTheTea.com learned that the Federal Bureau of Prisons routinely deports non-citizen inmates, even when they are not a threat to society.
As RHONJ fans know, the subject of deportation is a touchy one for Joe‘s wife (who’s also a convicted felon), and despite her husband’s lofty criminal past, she’s fighting to keep him in the U.S.
“Teresa has been scrambling.” A family source told Radar. “To try get the deportation waived, and its not happening yet.”
Immigration attorney, Sophia Solovyova, weighed in on the matter. And considering Joe‘s lengthy rap sheet — it’s not looking too promising for the habitual law-breaker.
“So, in short, he is deportable, but whether he has a case depends on his immigration history, personal circumstances and case law in third circuit,” Solovyova told Radar.
Giudice has arrests and convictions spanning over two decades:
- Assault (Joe smashed a woman’s head into a mailbox in 1992)
- Bank fraud
- Bankruptcy fraud
- Identity fraud
- Tax evasion
- Multiple DUIs
- Driving on a suspended license (Joe’s had his driver’s license suspended more than a dozen times)
Italian-born Giudice was warned about his immigration status by the judge in his identity fraud case, “Virtual certainty that you will be deported because of either this charge or the federal charge,” the Passaic County Judge scolded.
The immigration attorney Solovyova continued:
“Whether he is eligible to apply for a waiver of criminal inadmissibility depends on how he obtained his green card,” she said. “If he applied for his green card while in the United States, he may be eligible. But if he came into the country with an immigrant visa, he would not be eligible.”
Will Teresa and the girls follow fraudster Joe to Italy? Tell us what you think. Sound off in the comments.