Joe -- who just completed his 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire and bank fraud -- is currently in the custody of ICE officials. Last month, he was granted a stay of removal, which allows him to remain in the United States as he and his family continue to appeal his permanent deportation to Italy. Joe left his homeland as an infant.
"If Joe gets deported, he'll never be able to go to their graduations, celebrate birthdays, anything. He's gonna be missing out on so much," a somber Teresa says in a new clip from the upcoming season of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey." "The girls adore their father, and no child should have to go through what my daughters are going through. They should have their daddy here."
Teresa and Joe share four daughters: Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 14, and Audriana, 10. The oldest have been actively posting pleas on social media, begging to keep their father in this country.
"When you're a mom and your children are hurting, it just kills you so much," Teresa says in the clip. "If I could take any of this pain away from them, I wish I could."
Teresa's co-stars also weighed in on the hardships the Giudice family has been facing, including her sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga.
"I do feel for the girls," Melissa said. "They are very upset that this is happening to their father, and rightfully so."
Longtime family friend Dolores Catania was just as distraught, telling the camera, "Joe may get deported from this country forever. That is so devastating. The girls expected their dad to come home after his sentence was over, so this is ripping out the rug from under their feet again."
Margaret Josephs fought back tears as she struggled to wrap her head around the family's situation.
"It boggles my mind that this is what's going on. It's just the most painful thing I've ever heard," she said before getting choked up. "I feel sorry for her. Teresa puts on a smile every day for her family and her daughters, and that's a special person."
Teresa revealed to Andy Cohen during last year's reunion that if Joe did indeed get deported, she wouldn't be going with him. But Jennifer Aydin doesn't believe that "the honor or integrity of her marriage goes out the window" if that's what ends up happening.
"If Teresa decides not to go with him, I mean, she's gotta do what works for her," Jennifer said. "If my husband were being deported, without a doubt, I would leave with him in a blink of an eye. But even though she may not go over there, I still think she's doing everything she can to be a good mom."
Jackie Goldshneider -- who last season boldly asked Teresa, "Do you think your husband would be in jail right now if you could control what he did?" -- seems to have had a change of heart. After telling TooFab in March that she finds it "hard to feel bad" for her co-star, she now says, "I feel bad for Teresa's situation."