Daughter Milania, 13, has begged President Donald Trump to intervene and stop her father's deportation

By Jodi Guglielmi
April 22, 2019 10:31 AM
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Teresa Giudice is keeping her daughters close as her family grapples with Joe Giudice‘s impending deportation.

Teresa, 46, celebrated Easter with her four daughters, Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10, on Sunday.

Teresa shared several photos from the holiday on Instagram, showing the Real Housewives of New Jersey star smiling alongside her children.

“Happy Easter from my family to yours!” she captioned the shot, adding an emoji of a chick hatching from an egg.

In the shot, the women all stand with their arms around each other while dressed in festive church attire. Gia also posted the image to her own account.

Teresa Giudice and family on Easter
Teresa Giudice with her four daughters
| Credit: Gia Giudice/Instagram

Along with the family photo, Teresa also shared a photo with her daughter Milania and her “baby bunny” Audriana.

“Everyday is a blessing with my baby bunny,” she wrote.

The holiday celebration comes at a tough time for the family. On Thursday, it was revealed that Joe is one step closer to deportation because his appeal 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.”

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

Over the weekend, Milania made an appeal on social media to ask President Donald Trump to stop her father’s deportation.

“We will never stop fighting for you daddy. It’s not the same without you. I miss you terribly. I wouldn’t be the person I am today with out [sic] you. I wouldn’t know how to stay strong. I need you home daddy. All I want is to be a family again. I love you endlessy [sic] buddy💓💓,” she wrote, adding the hashtag “Free Joe Giudice” and tagging Trump in the message.

Along with the sweet message, the teenager also shared a throwback photo of herself hugging Joe.

Milania and Joe Giudice
Milania and Joe Giudice
| Credit: Milania Giudice/Instagram

Trump has yet to publicly respond to the message. Gia has also reached out to Trump online.

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 that houses immigration detainees.