“Real Housewives" husband Joe Giudice wants out of jail real bad — he’s even willing to pay for his own ankle monitor, his lawyer told the Daily News.
The spouse of franchise favorite Teresa Giudice is expected to appear by video at a critical bond hearing Wednesday and will plead for his release from ICE detention.
Joe, 47, believes he should be allowed to go live with his wife and four daughters at the family’s mansion in New Jersey while he waits for a final ruling in his ongoing battle to overturn his ordered deportation to Italy.
“Whatever it takes to get him home, he’s amenable to it,” lawyer James Leonard Jr. told The News regarding the possibility of home detention with a tracking device.
He said Joe isn’t a danger to society and he’s already been in ICE detention six months.
“What is happening to Joe Giudice and to his family and thousands of other families regarding these draconian immigration laws is nothing short of inhumane,” Leonard said in a prepared statement earlier Tuesday.
“We are praying for some sort of relief tomorrow from the court. This family has paid their debt to society and then some. Enough is enough,” he said.
Joe is being held at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in McElhattan, Penn., according to federal records.
Teresa, 47, is expected to attend the Wednesday hearing, but it’s not clear whether she’ll be allowed to address the court, Leonard said.
Joe was transferred to ICE custody in March after he served three years for a financial fraud conviction. A judge had ruled months earlier that he no longer qualified to remain in the states as a free man because he’s not a U.S. citizen.
Teresa, meanwhile, served her own 15-month federal prison sentence for concealing income and lying during bankruptcy proceedings.
The husband and wife who shot to fame on “Real Housewives of New Jersey” were allowed to serve their related sentences consecutively so one parent was available to take care of the kids.
Their four daughters have been spearheading a campaign on social media and Change.org asking the Trump administration to let their dad stay. It had more than 101,000 signatures as of Tuesday.
The daughters argue they need their dad to be a part of their lives.
“My father, Joe Giudice, came to the United States when he was an infant, one year after his birth, he has resided in New Jersey his entire life,” the petition authored by 18-year-old Gia says.
She claims her father “knows nothing of Italian culture” and has no immediate family in the country.
Teresa has supported the petition on Instagram after previously telling Bravo’s Andy Cohen that a deportation likely would end the couple’s marriage.
“I’m not doing a long-distance relationship,” she told Cohen during an on-air interview in March.
“I want somebody with me every day,” she said.
“I know exactly what happens, like, you know, I’m sure he’ll be with other women. You know, it happens,” she added.