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Joe Giudice to Stay in America Amid Deportation Case, Former Immigration Judges Will Argue on His Behalf

This calls for a mini-birthday celebration! Joe Giudice will officially remain in the United States — until his case is reviewed by a judge.

Related: Everything Teresa Giudice Has Said About Husband Joe Giudice’s Deportation

“The petitioner’s motion for a stay of removal is granted. The requirements for granting a stay have been satisfied,” the court documents obtained by Radar Online read.

The motion for 27 former immigration judges to argue on Teresa Giudice’s husband’s behalf was also approved. “The Motion by ’27 Former Immigration Judges, etc.’ to proceed as amicus is granted,” the paperwork states.

Judges Granted Permission to Argue on Behalf of Joe Giudice
Joe Giudice at Books & Books on June 21, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Larry Marano/Getty Images

News broke earlier this month that the former immigration judges wanted to support the 47-year-old amid his deportation battle. Teresa’s brother, Joe Gorga, told Us Weekly that the motion was a sign of hope for the family.

Related: Teresa and Joe Giudice’s Ups and Downs Over the Years

“That’s the first good news we got in a long time,” the 39-year-old told Us on May 15, noting his brother-in-law’s chances of staying the country are “50/50.”

“I don’t know. It’s very hard,” Gorga said. “What we’ve been hearing, what’s going on in this country, it’s tough.”

Judges Granted Permission to Argue on Behalf of Joe Giudice
Joe Giudice and Teresa Giudice leave court after facing charges of defrauding lenders, illegally obtaining mortgages and other loans on August 14, 2013 in Newark, United States. Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Back in October 2018, a judge ordered Joe to be deported to his native Italy following his 41-month prison sentence for fraud. Upon his March release from, the former construction business owner was taken into ICE custody. While he is unable to see his wife and kids at his facility, Joe can speak to them via the phone.

Related: Inside Teresa Giudice's 47th Birthday: Photos

Teresa, for her part, celebrated her 47th birthday sans Joe on Saturday, May 18. According to an onlooker, the Bravo star, also dined with four friends at Quality Italian in New York City on Tuesday, May 21.

“Teresa looked to be in a good mood,” the onlooker noted. “Not overly happy, but she looked content.”

The Standing Strong author previously admitted that she would not stay married to Joe if he was indeed deported.

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