‘Real Housewives’ husband Joe Giudice granted stay of deportation

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"Real Housewives of New Jersey” husband Joe Giudice will stay in the U.S. during his ongoing deportation battle.

The United States Court of Appeals granted a stay of deportation as Giudice, 46, fights to stay in the country.

Giudice is facing deportation to his native Italy following a 41-month prison term for tax fraud.

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He is currently being held at a Pennsylvania ICE facility.

Since his release, his daughters have been appealing for him to stay in the country permanently.

Giudice and his wife, Teresa, pleaded guilty in 2014 to financial fraud. Giudice is an Italian citizen who was brought to the U.S. as a baby and says he wasn't aware he wasn't an American citizen.

Teresa Giudice served nearly a year in prison and was freed in December 2015. Joe Giudice was released from prison last month and was sent to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in southeast Pennsylvania.

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