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German Homeschooling Family Can Stay in U.S.

Department of Homeland Security says Romeike family has been granted "indefinite deferred status."

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Paula Bolyard

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March 4, 2014 - 1:05 pm

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Yesterday the prospects looked grim for the Romeikes, the German homeschooling family who had fled Germany’s oppressive education laws that would have forced the the children to attend government-approved schools in violation of the family’s Christian beliefs. The family risked losing custody of their children and even jail time in their home country if they refused to cooperate with German education mandates. The family sought asylum in the United States, hoping to educate their children in peace without government persecution. The Romeikes, their lawyers, and their supporters were disappointed yesterday when the Supreme Court declined to review their case. Michael Farris, a member of the family’s legal team, shared on Facebook:

This is extremely disappointing. We have some possibilities in Congress, but there are no guarantees. Although this is the end of the normal legal battles, we are not giving up. If 12 million people can live here illegally, then surely there is a way to find a place for this one family.

But this afternoon, we have a surprise announcement from Farris:

BREAKING NEWS!!! The Romeikes can stay!!!

Today, a Supervisor with the Department of Homeland Security called a member of our legal team to inform us that the Romeike family has been granted “indefinite deferred status”. This means that the Romeikes can stay in the United States permanently (unless they are convicted of a crime, etc.).

This is an incredible victory that can only be credited to our Almighty God.
We also want to thank those of who spoke up on this issue–including that long ago White House petition. We believe that the public outcry made this possible while God delivered the victory.

This is an amazing turnaround in 24 hours. Praise the Lord.

Proverbs 21: 1 “The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord, He guides it wherever He pleases.”

The United States Supreme Court decided last month to consider whether to hear Romeike v. Holder after the family’s legal team filed an appeal in October. It first came up for consideration in November, but was delayed when the Court ordered U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to respond in writing to the family’s petition.

A day after the Supreme Court declined to review the case, someone in the incomprehensible American chain of command decided that the Romeikes will not be deported. For now.

We join Farris and the Romeikes in celebrating this great news!

Recently "retired" from homeschooling, Paula is an unapologetic Christian and Constitutional conservative. An enthusiastic Tea Party supporter, she is a member of the Wayne County Republican Executive Committee. She is also a contributor at Ohio Conservative Review. Paula lives in N.E. Ohio with her husband, two dogs, and two parrots.

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We OUGHT to be welcoming these refugees. People fleeing tyranny and totalitarianism for liberty are the very kind of immigrants we should be encouraging; which is why, of course, the tyrants and totalitarians in our country (such as, for example, the Democrats) have been fighting tooth and nail to keep them out.

(Of course, this hostility may also have something to do with realizing that these immigrants will mostly end up voting Republican, except for maybe those homosexuals from Uganda, who'll end up voting Libertarian.)
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"The Romeike family has been granted “indefinite deferred status”. This means that the Romeikes can stay in the United States permanently (unless they are convicted of a crime, etc.)."

Sounds like the Administration has too many pans in the fire to squash the family at this time and so relented.

It is not permanent so of they have time later, they can come back and change the status. They could file their taxes wrong by mistake and be kicked out.
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Let this educational requirement in Germany be an omen of what the likes of this catastrophic Obama "administration" with that Holder and the rest of that amateurish claque are perfectly capable of somehow foisting off on our already failing American educational system, all in the guise of this trendy malignant "political correctness".

It can happen here if we're not vigilant.
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Are we prepared to offer anyone who disagrees with the homeschooling laws in their home country refugee status? How about people who are at risk of being murdered because they are Christians in Muslim nations? Or homosexual in Uganda? Tony Perkins and Todd Starnes seem to think this family's saga would prompt a nationwide uprising were they to be deported. I guess we should expect boats full of disillusioned freedom seeking wanna German homeschoolers washing up on our shores.
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We OUGHT to be welcoming these refugees. People fleeing tyranny and totalitarianism for liberty are the very kind of immigrants we should be encouraging; which is why, of course, the tyrants and totalitarians in our country (such as, for example, the Democrats) have been fighting tooth and nail to keep them out.

(Of course, this hostility may also have something to do with realizing that these immigrants will mostly end up voting Republican, except for maybe those homosexuals from Uganda, who'll end up voting Libertarian.)
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Do they have jobs? If they don't, they should be sent back; otherwise, they'll just start sucking up welfare.
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Yes, clearly this is a family of deadbeats.

HINT: They speak fluent English (better than many Americans) and are music teachers. I think they'll do just fine.

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"The Romeike family has been granted “indefinite deferred status”. This means that the Romeikes can stay in the United States permanently (unless they are convicted of a crime, etc.)."

Sounds like the Administration has too many pans in the fire to squash the family at this time and so relented.

It is not permanent so of they have time later, they can come back and change the status. They could file their taxes wrong by mistake and be kicked out.
24 weeks ago
24 weeks ago Link To Comment
Let this educational requirement in Germany be an omen of what the likes of this catastrophic Obama "administration" with that Holder and the rest of that amateurish claque are perfectly capable of somehow foisting off on our already failing American educational system, all in the guise of this trendy malignant "political correctness".

It can happen here if we're not vigilant.
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Great news.
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