Joe Giudice's 18-Year-Old Daughter Gia Honors Father in Sweet Tribute After Deportation Appeal Is Denied

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Gia Giudice is staying optimistic. 

Joe and Teresa Giudice's 18-year-old daughter took to Instagram on Friday to share a sweet tribute to her father, whose deportation appeal was denied one day earlier. 

"Pictures, memories, and hope is the only thing that has gotten my family this far. we are fighters but my father is someone who is one of the most important people in my life. not a day goes by where we don’t love you, miss you, and fight for you with all our hearts," Gia captioned a throwback photo of herself with her arms wrapped around her father. "You will be home with us soon daddy. I love you so much."

 

Teresa, meanwhile, shared a family pic to Instagram on Thursday. 

James J. Leonard Jr., the Giudice family's lawyer, released a statement to ET on Thursday regarding the decision to deny Joe's appeal: "We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice's appeal. We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters."

Giudice completed his 41-month prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey, last month, after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of fraud in 2014. Teresa was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison beginning in January 2015, but was released in December that same year. 

A spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) previously told ET that 46-year-old Giudice would remain in ICE custody until he was given a court date to appeal deportation. As previously reported last October, Giudice had been ordered by Immigration Judge John Ellington to leave the United States at the end of his prison sentence. He filed a last-minute appeal last November to dispute the order.

Teresa has recently opened up about whether she'd stay with her husband if he was deported to Italy. Watch below. 

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