The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star tells Andy Cohen on Wednesday's "WWHL" that his deportation is "not 100 percent set in stone."
Although a judge recently sentenced Joe to deportation following completion of his 41-month prison sentence for fraud, Melissa told Andy Cohen on Wednesday's "Watch What Happens Live" that the family was not done fighting.
"Listen, they're fighting still for it right now. It's not 100 percent set in stone yet," Melissa said. "There's four little girls that are involved here that honestly want their daddy and really need their daddy. So do we want Joe to come home and have everything to go back to normal? Yes."
"I think he's learned his lesson. I hope to God that he comes home," she continued. "The girls are suffering, 100 percent. It's not over yet. Everybody's being strong, and they're fighting right now."
Andy agreed, saying "they've both done their time." Joe's wife and Melissa's "RHONJ" co-star, Teresa Giudice, served an 11-month prison sentence for her participation in her husband's mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud.
The last time Teresa stopped by "WWHL," Andy had a light-bulb moment.
"You know, this made me think -- you actually know the president. You were on 'Celebrity Apprentice,'" he said to Teresa. "Have you reached out to the White House? I'm assuming [Trump] could pardon him."
"No, I haven't, but I would love to speak to him if he wants to talk to me," Teresa replied.
Andy pressed her for an answer. "Are you gonna try to call him?"
Teresa -- who's been very PC and almost unemotional with her responses in recent interviews about her husband's deportation -- reiterated, "I haven't, but like I said, if he wants to speak to me, I would love to speak to him."
"Well, I mean, I think he's got other things to do, so I'm saying I think it would take you reaching out to him," Andy said with a laugh, breaking the ice a bit. "Are you willing to try?"
Realizing Andy had a point, Teresa laughed, too -- but she maintained her conservative stance. "I mean, you know, we'll see what happens," she said.
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