Teresa Giudice of The Real Housewives of New Jersey calls out Joe for not taking the time and becoming a US citizen after deportation. The reality star was left overwhelmed in her last phone call with her husband saying that the whole deportation drama had started to drain her.
The New York Times Best Selling Author has been living her best life since her husband was put in jail three years ago. In 2013, both Joe and Teresa were indicted for filing a false bankruptcy report, trying to avoid announcing how much they had earned over the years. Joe had other charges brought against him as well, also being indicted for failing to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008. While both were found guilty, it seemed to many that Teresa paid a high price and was sentenced to 15 months behind bars. Upon her release, Joe reported directly to the federal prison to start his time. In October Joe was deported back to Italy as the family awaits the outcome of the appeal.
The Giudice family had never been known for keeping their opinions to themselves and on the most recent episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey (via People), Teresa’s father, Giacinto Gorga, had some strong words of his own to share about his son-in-law. Gorga did not hold back when criticizing his Joe for never taking the time to become a US citizen. He told his daughter that he should slap her husband for never doing the right thing, saying he "did everything wrong." Gorga claimed in the episode that he told Joe to do the paperwork six times which he never did. The grandfather of seven ended his tired saying that Joe could only "blame himself" for his failures.
At the time the episode was filmed, Joe was being held in an Immigrations Customs and Enforcement custody facility in Pennsylvania where he had just been released from federal custody. Joe and his family had made the decision to fight the U.S. government’s ruling regarding his deportation, but in the end, he was told he must return to his home country. Joe was born in Italy and while he only lived in the country for one year before relocating to the United States, he never changed his immigration status which would have saved him this long battle - since US law states that immigrants can be deported for crimes of moral turpitude.
When Joe was moved to ICE custody, he was not allowed physical contact with his visitors and that included his daughters and wife. The family was forced to communicate through a panel of glass. The family told fans that Joe had begun feeling depressed and at one time did not want his daughters to visit. The silver lining for Joe is that moving to Italy gives him the opportunity to earn money and visit his daughters in person as he awaits his final verdict.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on Bravo.