Joe Giudice's deportation appeal denied

Joe and Teresa Giudice in a file photo from 2013.

(CNN)Things are not looking good for Joe Giudice.

CNN confirmed on Thursday that the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed Giudice's deportation appeal earlier this month.
The former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star was released from prison last month and transferred to an immigration detention center where he is awaiting his deportation back to his native Italy.
Giudice began serving a 41-month prison sentence for mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud in March 2016, months after his wife, Teresa, was released for the same case after serving 15 months.