The father of four was released from prison in March 2019 after serving three years behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple charges of fraud in 2014. He was ordered to leave the United States at the end of his prison sentence and was taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody after his release. Joe appealed the deportation order in federal court, but that appeal was denied in April 2019.
Last October, Joe was released from ICE custody and has since been living in his native country while he waited for the decision on his latest appeal. The Giudice family attorney, James Leonard Jr., told ET at the time, "Today is very bittersweet. Everyone is happy that he is no longer in custody, but the truth is that Joe Giudice belongs home with his wife and children in New Jersey and not in Italy."
In April, Joe's final attempt to appeal his deportation in the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit was denied. He can still take his deportation appeal to an additional court of appeals.