Joe Giudice is launching a new legal strategy. TMZ reports that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star has requested to be released from an ICE detention center and sent to Italy while the courts decide on his deportation appeal. The twist is, he wants to be let back into the U.S.
Joe was told he'd be deported to his native Italy after he finished his stint in prison for wire and bankruptcy fraud. He appealed the ruling, but the case is pending. Last week, a judge shot down his request to be released on bond in the U.S. TBD what will happen .
His wife Teresa Guidice previously said she'd file for divorce if he got deported. The pair share four children together. Responding to his latest setback, she told Us Weekly: "It's a sad time."