He’s not going anywhere just yet. Though Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice is set to be deported now that he’s been released from jail and into ICE custody, his family is fighting it — and they may have a shot. On April 25, a judge granted him a “temporary administrative stay” until the court has time to remove his motion for a “stay of removal.” Though he’s not out of the woods just yet, court documents obtained by In Touch explain that his deportation will be postponed at least until a judge can rule on a more permanent basis.

“The foregoing motion is temporarily granted,” the documents read after Joe, whose real name is Giuseppe, filed for a stay. “Removal is stayed until such time as the Court can consider the motion for stay of removal.” According to further documents filed, “the Court [has adopted] a policy of granting a temporary administrative stay pending disposition of the motion for a stay” when the petitions are filed in a timely manner with the right venue, the “order appealed is arguably final,” and “the Court has the authority to review the challenged order.”

On April 11, Joe’s deportation appeal was denied, so this stay may be his last chance to continue fighting. However, he’s not doing it alone. His eldest daughter, Gia, started a petition to rally support for her dad. “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,” she wrote on Change.org. “He knows nothing of Italian culture, laws, societal norms, he has no immediate family and will not be able to secure work in this foreign land. My father is not a danger to society, he is a warm loving man and I beg you sign our petition to give my father a second chance at being part of our lives and giving back to the community we live in once again.”

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