Skip to comments.Home-schooling family who fled to U.S. from Germany face deportation
Posted on 03/28/2013 11:12:58 PM PDT by Pinkbell
The Obama administration is arguing in federal court that a homeschooling family from Germany should be deported back to their homeland, despite what they say is religious persecution. The German government prevented Uwe and Hannelore Romeike from teaching their five children at home instead of sending them to government-run schools, fining them and threatening to prosecute them if they don't obey.
When they took their three oldest children out of school in 2006, police showed up at their house within 24 hours, only leaving after a group of supporters showed up and organized a quick protest.
But their legal troubles were just beginning. Germany began fining the family, ultimately racking up a bill of more than 7,000 Euros ($9,000).
After they fled to the United States in 2010, the Romeike family initially were granted political asylum and found a home in Tennessee. They had a sixth child. But then U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appealed the asylum decision in 2012.
The federal Board of Immigration Appeals sided with the government despite a 2011 policy that gives the government broad discretion to pursue only high-priority cases.
ICE would not provide details about the case, or its reasons for pursuing the Romeikes.
'We do not comment on pending litigation,' ICE public affairs officer Brandon Montgomery told MailOnline.
The Home School Legal Defense Association sued the US Department of Justice because a judge in that agency's Executive Office for Immigration Review was responsible for the decision.
A three-judge panel in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of Romeike v. Holder on April 23.
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Homeschool and Moral Absolutes Ping!
Too bad they aren’t Somalian gang-bangers lacking concept of electricity and running water.
“They had a sixth child.”
I guess the anchor baby card doesn’t work if you’re a white European, does it?
They are the wrong nationality. If they were from Latin America they would be considered Dreamers and on the pathway to citizenship.
Yet Mr. Obama’s illegal alien uncle and aunt remain, collecting welfare benefits every month....
Grotesque that we allow anybody from across the southern border, many drug dealers, murders, rapist, etc to stay, but these people looking to avoid a civil rights situation that even the UN have declared are deported.
Looks like they should have gone to Russia, not the US
Heck...even the GOP only gives Amnesty to Mestizo Hispanics...looks like this family is gonna get sxrewed over.
“Michael Farris, that organization’s founding chairman, told MailOnline in a telephone interview that the even if the federal government doesn’t believe home schooling is a human rights issue that qualifies for political asylum, it can still let the family remain in the US and home school their children.”
If American jurisprudence from long before the Revolutionary War has any meaning, then ones children Are ones possessions. And, since Moses came off a mountain with those stone tablets, Western Civilization has agreed with the Mosaic Law phrase: “You shall teach them diligently to your children”.
“You” meant the parents, not “Trough Feeding Pooblik Screwel Collective” employee.
In this case, America chooses between the Prussian and the traditional American education models.
Does America still believe in private property?
If so, are not the children created by the very bodies of parents theirs?
Who knows better a child - the parents or a Union Teacher?
PS The answer to the above question is obvious in the well documented superior performance of home schooled students compared to all other classes of students.
Yeah, if they were Muslim, LGBT, hispanic, had come here illegally, pro abortion, maybe burned a flag or two, said a few negative but unfounded things about Sarah Palin, took a pro gun control stance... The left, MSM, and hussein’s administration would be falling all over themselves to help these heroic parents.
I forgot to mention the link to Obama and the anti-Americanism of the Regime - Homeland Security was the agency which filed the deportation suit against the Home Schooling family.
Obama is paying off his union supporters in the Teachers Unions.
Given the vastly superior achievement of home schooled students compared to those ‘educated’ by the union teachers in the public schools, it is no wonder that Obama is attempting to destroy this example of home schooling success.
Should anyone doubt the above, just look at the article’s pictures of the home schooled students - then compare them to what you see shuffling around a public school.
Where are Rand Paul and all the stupid a$$ amnesty republicans when you need them?
If they were Mexican dope dealers they would have no problem staying here.
If they were Obama’s Aunt Zuni or his drunken Uncle they would stay here.
Before long the current occupant of the oval office will set his marxist sights on homeschooling.
How about we deport them to Mexico - they walk back to the US across the Southern Border (during sequestration) - and then we given the work papers and then Amnesty?
That way everyone wins. The president says that he deported them, and the RINOs said they showed compassion for them by letting them stay here.
Choo dumb greengoes! Choo hab to chain choor name to Juan Gonzalez an clime dee beeg wall! Then you sneak troo dee daisert an come out eento Amereeka! Tell dem choor story, get choor keeds into publeek schools, get choor free dribers license, sign up por welfare, regeester to vote, get choo some nice phony documents an social security sheet, an den deesappear. Then you show up later howebber choo want!
OMG! That is something NK might do if one of ‘theirs’ escaped but
for the president of the US ??/
“During the Nazi era, that law was made even more restrictive to ensure that young Germans were indoctrinated with Adolph Hitler’s national socialist ideology.”
When the said NO child left behind, they meant it.
Thanks - placemark.
please remove me from this ping list. I thank you. :)
These people need to go to Mexico and come across the border illegally. Live under cover and accept the amnesty that is sure to come. Problem solved and piss on the WH to boot.
I know I’m a little late to this thread, but just heard more details of the story on the news today. I haven’t followed it but decided to see if it was on FR.
I found the following article:
Then the Obama administration went to court to send them back to Germany.
Farris pointed out the asylum law allows a refugee to remain in the U.S. due to the threat of persecution for any of several reasons, including for religious reasons or being part of a particular social group.
But Attorney General Eric Holders official position is that the family doesnt qualify, even though the Supreme Court of Germany already publicly declared the purpose of the German ban on homeschooling was to counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies.
The Obama administration position is that it is irrelevant that the children were bombarded with negative influences in the German public schools that included alleged teaching of evolution, abortion, homosexuality, disrespect for parents, teachers, and other authority figures, disrespect for students, bullying, witchcraft, disrespect for family values and ridicule of Christian values.
The German goal, Farris explained, is to prohibit people who think differently from the government (on religious or philosophical grounds) from growing and developing into a force in society.
It is thought control. It is belief control. It is totalitarianism dressed up in politically correct lingo, he said.
But he said the what should be alarming for Americans is the state of the position of our government at a very high level.
He said the executive branch is arguing that its no problem to ban homeschooling.
There are two major portions of constitutional rights of citizens fundamental liberties and equal protection. The U.S. attorney general has said this about homeschooling. There is no fundamental liberty to homeschool. So long as a government bans homeschooling broadly and equally, there is no violation of your rights.
You are right. He will come after homeschoolers. He owes it to the unions.
I guess the anchor baby card doesnt work if youre a white European, does it?After they fled to the United States in 2010, the Romeike family initially were granted political asylum and found a home in Tennessee. They had a sixth child. But then U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appealed the asylum decision in 2012.
Lets see . . . we have a person, aged less than 3 years, who was born in America and Under present case law (granted that it is of dubious provenance, but it has been accepted law for a long time, and affects the status of many, many thousands of people), the baby in question is an American citizen. It is impossible to deport the baby without causing chaos.
The parents of this American citizen
- were initially granted asylum on grounds that they face persecution in their homeland.
- want to be Americans, and Tennesseans in particular - and face persecution in their homeland for behavior which is legal under Tennessee and federal law.
- are not in the country illegally,
- are not alleged to be a
publicgovernment charge. They can, if need be, find a support group to take responsibility that they do not become a public charge.
- are not alleged to be a threat or even an inconvenience to society. They are Christians, in a society in which the Christian Bible is the best selling book of all time.No wonder the Obama Administration wants to deport them. I started to label that sarcasm. It is astonishing, but that is not correct. In an administration which can promote the idea that Christians are threats to Homeland Security . . .
Why aren’t thtey deporting those illegals who are committing crimes and receiving government benefits?
I know of a recent legal immigrant, who has money, who after deciding he didn’t want to have to wear glasses had Medicaid pay for corneal transplants.
Our immigration system is seriously ****ed up.