Teresa Giudice Tours College with Gia as Joe Faces Deportation: 'Taking It One Day at a Time'
The post comes one day after Teresa Giudice broke her social media silence on her husband's deportation
“Taking it one day at a time with my beautiful Gia,” she wrote.
In the photo, Teresa and Gia, who is a senior in high school, smile in front of the Rutgers visitor center in New Jersey.
She shared an image of the Statue of Liberty covering her eyes with her hands, seemingly crying and covering tears.
Teresa, 46, captioned the Instagram with a series of praying hand emojis. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of immigration in the United States.
Joe, 48, is currently serving out a 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud that began in March 2016. He is set to be released in 2019 and has 30 days to appeal the immigration court’s ruling.
Even though Joe has lived in America since he was a child, he never obtained American citizenship, and immigrants can be deported from the United States if they are convicted of “a crime of moral turpitude” or an “aggravated felony,” according to U.S. law.
A source previously told PEOPLE that Teresa “never imaged Joe would really get deported.”
“This is going to break her,” the source said. “She always knew that this was a possibility, but she put it out of her head. That’s the only way she could go on living day to day.”
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Gia also addressed her father’s deportation over the weekend.
Gia shared a throwback photo with her father Sunday night, saying Joe “s no threat to society” and “would never harm a soul.”
“My father did his time and learned from his mistakes,” she said. “Isn’t being in there supposed to make you realize your mistakes so you can become a better person? And that’s exactly what my father did.”