Gia Giudice, daughter of Real Housewives star Teresa Giudice, is petitioning President Donald Trump to stop the deportation of her father, Joe Giudice.

Joe Giudice served time for a range of fraud and tax crimes and is facing deportation back to his home country of Italy. Giudice came to the United States as a one-year-old infant and has resided most of his life in New Jersey.

“He knows nothing of Italian culture, laws, societal norms, he has no immediate family and will not be able to secure work in this foreign land. My father is not a danger to society, he is a warm loving man and I beg you sign our petition to give my father a second chance at being part of our lives and giving back to the community we live in once a again.” Gia writes.

In the open letter attached to the petition, Gia, her mom and her three sisters Gabriella, Milania and Audriana urged the president to pardon their father since he has already served his prison sentence and is now being held in immigration detention facing deportation.

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The petition had an original goal of 35,000 signatures but has already reached the 50,000 range.

“He is a businessman, a husband, father to four young women all under the age of 19, son, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was found guilty of NON Violent offenses and served his time complying with all prison guidelines and procedures.” Gia writes.

The letter pleads with Trump to let Giudice return to his family and work to be a productive member of society.

“After completing his sentence he could’ve left the country and gone to Italy,” the letter continues, “but he chose to stay in prison, hire additional counsel and make several more appeals to try to stay in the United States because he knows how much his family needs him. He and my mother are willing to spend funds and additional time in an immigration prison for the chance he gets to hold his children again.” the letter reads.

 

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