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Real Housewives of…Deportation?

I have never seen the show, I promise, but I couldn’t help but notice some interesting headlines in the news regarding the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast.  Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and her husband Jose Giudice were recently convicted of conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud with Joe being sentenced to 41 months confinement.  Where this gets interesting is that Joe did not realize (supposedly) that he is not actually a U.S. citizen, but rather just a permanent resident of the United States, and could be deported for his crimes.  Apparently Joe was born in Italy and brought to the U.S. at a young age, and did not understand that the steps to becoming a U.S. citizen were never taken.
Unless Joe can somehow negotiate some sort of deal with immigration, you most likely will not be seeing him in any future episodes of Real Housewives for two reasons.  First, a conviction for fraud, where the loss is $10,000 or more is considered an aggravated felony for immigration purposes.  An aggravate…