It’s been a trying time for Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Giudice family. On Nov. 2, it was revealed that Joe would not be returning home after his 41-month prison sentence…or possibly ever.

According to Radar, Judge Ellington informed the family that Joe is not “eligible” to reapply for admission into the United States. The 13-page court document said,  “Because [Joe] was admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident and he subsequently committed an aggravated felony, the Court finds that Respondent is ineligible for an INA 212 waiver.”

Teresa and Joe Giudice walking into court
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Once deported, a person can use the “INA 212” waiver to request “permission to reapply for admission into the United States after deportation or removal.” Since Joe is ineligible, that makes it almost impossible for him to return to the states.

While things seem bleak for the father of four, Teresa Giudice isn’t done fighting just yet. During an appearance on the web show The Morning Toast, she confirmed, “Yes, we’re appealing.”

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Teresa’s main concern right now is her four daughters: 17-year-old Gia, 14-year-old Gabriella, 12-year-old Milania, and nine-year-old Audriana. “Adults can handle anything, it’s the children. It’s not fair for them,” she said. “They’ve been through enough.”

This is not the first time Teresa has spoken out about how this situation is affecting her kids. “You know, [it’s] heartbreaking. Very Sad. The girls are very upset. It’s hard for them,” she told GMA host Michael Strahan. “Like I was telling you before, adults can handle anything. It’s hard for children to go through this. They’re asking themselves like, ‘Why is this happening to me? I want my daddy to come home.’”

Sources have claimed that Teresa thinks the ruling is an injustice, so it comes as no surprise she would be interested in appealing. An insider exclusively told Life and Style, “It’s heartbreaking. She doesn’t think deporting Joe, tearing him away from his family, does anyone justice. Teresa really believes that he’s being unfairly punished because she’s famous.”

As for the possibility of taking on single parenthood after her husband’s deportation, Teresa is staying strong. “Yeah. I mean It’s very difficult. We’ve been through a lot. I’ve gone through ups and downs and being angry. I have to stay strong. I have four beautiful daughters that they need their mommy.” Hopefully things start looking up for the Giudice family soon!

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