However, thanks to the DOJ, they lost their appeal in the 6th Circuit Court today. Despite, a US immigration judge ruling in 2010 that the family did face persecution from the German government and granted the Romeike family political asylum. The family moved and settled in Tennessee.
The HSLDA, Home School Legal Defense Aid group founded by Michael Farris, will fight on and appeal this decision to the Supreme Court. Pray they are successful! If not the US is no longer land of the free and home of the brave, but the persecuted.
HSLDA,: "As you may have heard from HSLDA, this morning the Sixth Circuit ruled against the Romeike family. The essence of their opinion is that we will not grant asylum to victims of a nation where the entire nation is subjected to the same rules.
This approach is wrong in two key ways. First, while compulsory attendance laws apply to all Germans, the German government openly says that the reason that they specifically target homeschoolers is because they want to repress religious and philosophical minorities.
Even though we repeatedly brought these statements to the Court's attention, the opinion makes absolutely no mention of this dramatically important fact.
Second, the fact that the law is universal in character, is no excuse for a denial of human rights. The Court approved the government argument that even if prosecutions violate human rights standards, so long as the prosecution is equally administered to all, it is not a ground for asylum.
We believe this approach dramatically curtails the value of freedom and individual rights. If every member of a nation is denied freedom of speech, and are thrown in jail or have their children removed for speaking out, our nation should give such people asylum.
The same thing should be true for religious freedom and parental rights. Even a nation denies every family parental rights and religious freedom--the United States of America should provide a safe have for those who escape from such repression.
We will fight on. First, we will ask the entire Sixth Circuit to review this three-judge panel's decision. If that is not successful, we will then appeal to the Supreme Court."
Obama's DOJ, under incompetent Eric Holder, has deemed that they are not eligible for refugee status and should be returned to Germany, despite them being told they could not teach Christian values to their children at home and home school them. In result, they risk losing custody of their children if they are returned to Germany!
This is an outrage, as the Obama admin allows illegals, including terrorists, drug cartel and sex offenders into our country through porous borders!
This is supposed to be America, where we have religious freedom and the right to home school our children without persecution. The Obama administration is once again showing how much they despise Christians and those who prefer smaller government because they see homeschooling as a threat to their Big Govt indoctrination agenda.
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