Joe Giudice will fight deportation back to Italy, after serving a four year prison sentence. And RadarOnline.com has learned he'll invoke Syrian refugees as an example of why he should be able to stay in the United States!
Joe never became an American citizen, despite having lived in the United States for over 20 years and his recent fraud conviction could be his ticket out of the country.
"There is no way Joe is going back to Italy without a huge long legal battle," an insider told Radar. "He had already begun the steps to become a citizen as the criminal case against him developed."
In addition, he has a somewhat illogical justification for why he should be able to stay. Said the insider, "Joe thinks it's absolutely ridiculous that Syrian refugees could be given citizenship, and he is going to be deported back to Italy. He thinks there are terrorists among the Syrian refugees that hope to get political asylum, meanwhile he says he has vowed to be a model citizen."
What's more, "Joe doesn't speak any Italian and doesn't want to live there without his family," the source said.
Bravo just released a preview clip of Joe handling life as a single father of four daughters as Teresa serves her 15-month prison sentence.
In the clip, the father-of-four admits, "It's hard keeping up with all these kids … I'm doing a lot … I think I've even lost about 10 pounds."
The first installment of The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Teresa Checks In airs on Bravo Sunday Oct. 11 at 8/7c.
Joe "was directly paid by Bravo for the gig," the source revealed. "It's the only substantial money the family has been paid since Teresa went to prison."