Melania Trump isn’t the only celebrity involved in an immigration scandal at the moment (although I’m sure she considers it less of a scandal and more of a great catwalk opportunity for the Zara Fall/Winter 2016 collection). I’m talking about RHONJ husband Joe Giudice and whether he’d get deported back to the motherland once he did hard time for fraud. Most people thought yes, especially since the disgrace he brought upon this country for slapping so much marble and onyx in a single New Jersey home. Alas, Joe is now out refuting those claims saying he’ll be back with his wife, Teresa Giudice, and kids soon enough, and they can never boot him from this country. Sorry, Tre!
People says Joe is still in the clink for wire, mail, and bankruptcy fraud. There were reports that an ICE agent said Joe was in deportation proceedings while he’s in custody, and that “ICE has lodged a detainer, and he is in removal proceedings.” I’m sure the Giudice children had to plug their ears that day from all the high-pitched gleeful ululating from their mother pinging off the walls. Alas, the Giudice family attorney says that’s old news and that he still hasn’t been told to sent packing to his homeland of Italy:
“I can state with absolute certainty that no decision has been made regarding the immigration status of Joe Giudice. The same immigration detainer that was lodged against him in March of 2016 remains in place today, but I want to be absolutely clear about this, no judicial authority has made any decision regarding what will happen with that detainer.”
Teresa told Andy Cohen earlier this year that “Italy’s a beautiful place to live.” She didn’t add, “I wouldn’t mind if he skipped off there without me and only showed up back in Jersey twice a season for my own job security,” but I knew what she was getting at.
Joe has an immigration attorney on top of the family lawyer, and it’s believed the additional counsel is working to make sure the family will stick together. Whatever connections that attorney is working, I’m sure Andy Cohen’s Bravo bloodhounds are paying off to make sure Joe has a one-way ticket to Rome on a plane that just so happens to be already outfitted with Real Housewives cameras for emotional, raw, never-seen-these-kinda-ratings-since-TV-began kind of footage!