"Based upon the law, I find you deportable and ineligible for any kind of relief", Judge John Ellington said during a hearing at Pennsylvania's York Immigration Court on Wednesday, according to Radar Online.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is now serving a 41-month sentence in federal prison on bankruptcy fraud charges. Joe, who attended the hearing via teleconference, was left stunned and shell-shocked over the decision, Radar reports.
'We remain optimistic that when the day comes where a court decides the fate of Mr. Giudice, they will return him home to his wife and four daughters where he belongs, ' Leonard told Us Weekly at the time. "I don't understand how I can be deported on this case", he apparently stammered. I shouldn't even be here right now.
Giudice was born in Saronno, Italy, but moved to New Jersey with his family as a child and never obtained USA citizenship.
The couple share daughters Gia, 17, Gabriella, 14, Milania, 12, and Audriana, 9. "I'm not even anxious about that as far as that goes", he told the magazine.
He is set to be released on March 14, 2019, per Bureau of Prisons records. Teresa reached out to Trump several months before Joe started serving his 41-month sentence, and asked Donald to write a character letter.
While it's unclear whether the family will join Giudice upon his release, Teresa has previously stated that she "wouldn't mind" moving with her husband.