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Subjected to criminal prosecution for homeschooling their six children, Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled Germany in 2008. U.S. Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman granted the family asylum in 2010, only to see his decision overturned in 2012 after it was targeted directly by the Obama administration.

On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the administration’s denial of asylum granted to the Romeike family.

Fox News reported:

“The Obama administration is basically saying there is no right to home school anywhere,” said Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association. “It’s an utter repudiation of parental liberty and religious liberty.”

The Justice Dept. is arguing that German law banning home schooling does not violate the family’s human rights.

“They are trying to send a family back to Germany where they would certainly lose custody of their children,” Farris told Fox News. “Our government is siding with Germany.”

“Germany continues to persecute homeschoolers,” said Mike Donnelly, HSLDA Director of International Affairs. “The court ignored mountains of evidence that homeschoolers are harshly fined and that custody of their children is gravely threatened—something most people would call persecution. This is what the Romeikes will suffer if they are sent back to Germany.”

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They have three strikes against them:

1.) They're white.
2.) They're Christian.
3.) They're homeschooling, thus independent.

What's the rule? Oh, three strikes and you're out.
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Can they appeal? Hope so - otherwise their only hope may be to go underground. Hey, it works for god-knows-how-many thousands of illegal aliens.

Oops - forgot. Northern European-originating Protestant Christians. Geeze, are we the only ones left obeying the immigration laws?
48 weeks ago
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I think the title answers its own question. It's because they're white, evangelical Christian homeschoolers. If they had been black, Muslim madrassa teachers, they'd get the red carpet treatment from our wonderful DOJ.
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They are not Democratic voter material. They are too moral, too smart, and too self respecting. Holder and Obama could have easily sentenced the Kulaks to starvation without a second thought, just as Stalin did.
47 weeks ago
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We should make "wanting to home school in contravention of your country's law" a valid reason for asylum seekers. This is a non-issue.
48 weeks ago
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What?
You don't have enough evidence for the Democrat war on the nuclear family yet?
48 weeks ago
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I don't understand why they need to go to the US. As Germans they have the absolute right of abode and employment in any of the other countries of the EU, most of which allow homeschooling. They could go to Ireland or Norway or the UK or Finland or Slovenia.
48 weeks ago
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How come the Boston bombers can get into the US with no problems? Violent Islamist Samalies with no education are welcomed into Minnesota by the truck load. White, Christian, homeschooler's need not apply.
48 weeks ago
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Because white, Christian, home schooled individuals are not the preferred type of immigrant to the USSA.
48 weeks ago
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This family's residence here would be a net plus for the historic American nation; but since it would contrariwise not contribute to the Cloward-Piven, overload-the system agenda of our nation's subverters, they are unwelcome. The statists in charge require as many thorns in our nation's side as possible in order to grow the government's welfare rolls; thus we have the treasonous refugee racket, placing unassimilable Muslim Somalies and Sudanese in quiet little towns all across America -- proof itself that the white European population is slowly being dispossessed.
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So, how do we help these people?

Are they Baptist? What does the Baptist General Convention say? Can Albert Moehler make some phone-calls? Episcopalian bishops aren't afraid to make phone calls to Democrats. I read about those phone calls in Bill Hobby's memoirs.

Our church sponsored out a Somali family- seven kids on welfare, who barely graduated high school, and barely speak English. If they can make the case for being Americans, I don't see why a German family can't make it work, with enough advocacy.


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Here is a link http://www.hslda.org/legal/cases/romeike.asp?src=slide&slide=Romeike_05-14-2013_decision&pos=3

At the very least, we can pray for them, sign up for updates from their legal team and this petition to the White House.
48 weeks ago
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If they agree to combine homeschooling with gun running or informing on other conservatives to the IRS, Holder would find a way for this case to be dropped.
48 weeks ago
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the murdering tsarnaev family got asylum in America... so let me see if I can get this straight...
if you are a muslim terrorist living on the tit of America, they get asylum ...
if you are a Christian , employed, law abiding home schooling citizen you are a threat...
48 weeks ago
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Not the first time the US has sent refugees back into the tender embrace of the Germans.
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I hope you're not comparing today's Germany to Hitler's. Post-war Germany is vastly different from what we saw in Hitler's day. Today's German government is all about political correctness and socialism.
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