"Pictures, memories, and hope is the only thing that has gotten my family this far," she wrote

By Jodi Guglielmi
April 19, 2019 11:49 AM
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Gia Giudice just wants her dad to come home.

Gia, 18, posted a touching tribute to her father, Joe Giudice, on Instagram after learning his deportation appeal was denied by ICE.

“Pictures, memories, and hope is the only thing that has gotten my family this far. we are fighters but my father is someone who is one of the most important people in my life. not a day goes by where we don’t love you, miss you, and fight for you with all our hearts. you will be home with us soon daddy. I love you so much.”

Along with the sweet message, Gia also posted a throwback photo of herself hugging Joe.

It was revealed on Thursday that Joe is now one step closer to deportation as his appeal against the decision to deport him was denied.

“We are extremely disappointed that the Board of Immigration Appeals has denied Mr. Giudice’s appeal,” James J. Leonard Jr., the Giudice family attorney, told PEOPLE in a statement. “We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters.”

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Joe and Teresa Giudice with their four daughters
| Credit: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

The Board of Immigration Appeals’ April 6 decision leaves Joe’s future up in the air.

Following the news, Teresa Giudice also shared a family photo to social media.

“Joe with the girls decorating eggs, days like this I love having photos,” Teresa, 46, captioned a sweet throwback photo of her daughters Gabriella now 15, Audriana, 10, and Milania, 14, cuddling up to Joe, 46, showing off their painted eggs.

And Gia re-posted a plea for President Donald Trump to pardon her father.

Even though Joe has lived in the United States since he was a child, he never obtained American citizenship, and immigrants can be deported if they are convicted of “a crime of moral turpitude” or an “aggravated felony,” according to U.S. law.

Joe and Teresa were indicted in 2013 when they were accused of hiding their fortune in a bankruptcy filing. Joe was also accused of failing to file tax returns between 2004 and 2008.

Teresa was released from federal prison in 2015 after serving 11 months of a 15-month sentence for fraud.

Joe was released after he completed a 41-month prison sentence in March for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud.

Since he was released from prison in March, Giudice has been awaiting his fate at a facility in western Pennsylvania which houses immigration detainees.