Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
They were staying with Joe's mom and dad for a while. During this time Joe was in a school for delinquents. Cousin Joe and his family hadn't been in the U.S. very long when he was awaken in the middle of the night by some type of officers aiming guns at him. It seems that Joe had escaped the school. I think he quickly assured them he wasn't the Joe Mangiafico they were looking for.