AceShowbiz - Joe Giudice is taking every attempt he could to return home. The husband of Teresa Giudice, who has been held at ICE detention for months now, seeks to be released on bail and allowed to return to the family's New Jersey mansion while waiting for a final ruling in his deportation case.
The 47-year-old businessman is expected to appear by video at a critical bond hearing on Wednesday, September 11. "What is happening to Joe Giudice and to his family and thousands of other families regarding these draconian immigration laws is nothing short of inhumane," his lawyer James Leonard Jr. says. "We are praying for some sort of relief tomorrow from the Court. This family has paid their debt to society and then some. Enough is enough."
The lawyer adds to Page Six, "This is obviously a very critical hearing for Joe and his family. We are hopeful that the Court will grant him bond." An insider additionally tells the site, "Joe is anxious and he desperately wants to come home."
As for the possibility of Joe getting home detention with a tracking device on him, James tells Daily News, "Whatever it takes to get him home, he's amenable to it."
Another source tells Radar Online about the ICE detention, "It's been horrible, and he doesn't want to rot away there any longer. The moment he is denied, he said he will pull his appeal and get ready to go to Italy." The source, allegedly close to the family, says Joe plans to ask for immediate deportation if he's not granted a bail from the ICE custody.
Joe's wife Teresa is expected to attend the Wednesday hearing, but it's not clear if she will be allowed to address the court or not.
Joe has been placed in the Clinton County Correctional Facility in McElhattan, Pennsylvania since he's released from jail in March. He filed an appeal to a judge's decision to send him back to Italy, but the appeal was denied in April. He appealed again to a higher court and is currently waiting for the decision.