Joe Giudice appeared in court this week for a bond hearing via video as his legal team requested that he be released from the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and be allowed to return home so that he can await the decision regarding his deportation appeal with his family, a source told PEOPLE earlier this week.
No decision was made in regards to the matter concerning the The Real Housewives of New Jersey husband as of press time, but the judge is expected to issue a written decision within a week of this past Wednesday (September 11).
His sister-in-law Melissa Gorga voiced her support for him and Teresa Giudice when speaking to Us Weekly this week, saying, “I think that there’s going to be some answers very soon. So everybody’s feeling better. We’re all looking for closure at this point. It needs to end and go one way or the other at this point. For him too," she said. "I mean that man has been suffering long enough now.”
At the same Us Weekly event, Jennifer Aydin also showed her support for the family. “It’s been really tough on her," she said. "It’s really frustrating and she’s really hurting for her daughters. [Her daughters are] just taking it day by day."
Joe has received a lot of love from family, friends, and fans along the way, both in person and on social media as he awaits word on what will happen next for him after a judge ordered that Joe be deported back to Italy, where he was born, in October 2018. He's been fighting that decision for the last 11 months.
Teresa opened up to Bravo Insider about how devastating it would be for her family if Joe were to leave the country, which you can view, above. "If he gets deported, he'll never be able to go to their graduation[s], celebrate their birthdays, anything," she said of their four kids. "He's going to be missing out on so much. The girls adore their father, and no child should have to go through what my daughters are going through. They should have their daddy here."