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Breaking: Romeike Family granted ‘indefinite deferred status’ and can stay in United States
Politisite.com ^ | 3/4/14

Posted on 03/04/2014 12:09:21 PM PST by SoFloFreeper

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.

Via Home School Legal Defense Association . Michael Farris, chairman for the Home School Legal Defense Association, announced Tuesday afternoon that a supervisor with the Department of Homeland Security said that a Morristown family has been granted “indefinite deferred status.”

Essentially this means that Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children can stay in the United States permanently unless they commit a crime or otherwise violate the terms of their status.

The Romeikes immigrated to America from Germany after running afoul of a German law requiring children attend public school or an approved private school offering the state-approved curriculum. The Romeikes, conservative Christians who objected to several parts of the state curriculum, preferred to home school their children.

In refusing to send their children to public school, the Romeikes racked up heavy fines and faced the threat of having their children removed from their home. They left for America before that could happen.

Once in Morristown, they began the long process of seeking political asylum, which was initially granted in 2010, but lost on appeal. In the four years since, the case worked its way to the steps of the Supreme Court which Monday announced it would not hear the case, leaving several of the Romeikes’ supporters in fear that the family would be deported.

Roughly 24 hours later, that was no longer a fear.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Germany
KEYWORDS: education; german; germany; god; homeschooling; hslda; romeike; truth
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The Lord Almighty has answered our prayers.
1 posted on 03/04/2014 12:09:21 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Also reported here: Romeike family attorney gets assurance family can stay
2 posted on 03/04/2014 12:10:31 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Color me shocked.....


3 posted on 03/04/2014 12:10:48 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yay God!


4 posted on 03/04/2014 12:11:24 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good news!

Thank You, Jesus.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 12:11:26 PM PST by left that other site
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To: SoFloFreeper

A crime? Do they mean one worse than blowing up the Boston Marathon?


6 posted on 03/04/2014 12:11:29 PM PST by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obummer did not want us using this as a stick to beat Democrats with during the upcoming elections.

Would have been some REAL bad PR......


7 posted on 03/04/2014 12:11:31 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
National Review has picked it up:

The German Home-School Refugees Can Stay

8 posted on 03/04/2014 12:11:38 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thanks be to God! This is wonderful news. Take that, SCOTUS!


9 posted on 03/04/2014 12:12:09 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

and here:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/04/dhs-grants-german-home-schooling-family-permanent-asylum-in-us/


10 posted on 03/04/2014 12:12:21 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper
This is an incredible victory that can only be credited to our Almighty God.

Amen and praise the Lord!..................

11 posted on 03/04/2014 12:12:39 PM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Perhaps...the fact they took it all the way to the Supreme Court, though, means that they think they CAN do whatever they want.

I don’t think this will win them any votes....it will, however, ENERGIZE some of us into reminding our neighbors how big and bloated the fedzilla has become.


12 posted on 03/04/2014 12:12:58 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: left that other site

Amen! I hope Eric Holder doesn’t weigh in.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 12:12:59 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: SoFloFreeper

i am soooo happy!!!!!!!!!!! yesterday was such a bleak day... thank you, Lord!


14 posted on 03/04/2014 12:13:35 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Every once in a while the good guys win one.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 12:14:34 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: CivilWarBrewing

He’s still recovering from his miraculous head wound./s


16 posted on 03/04/2014 12:14:59 PM PST by left that other site
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To: SoFloFreeper

Knock me over with a feather. I can’t believe it. I’d like to think cooler heads prevailed, but the way we’re headed, the cynic in me says an enemy of freedom did this out of strategy.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 12:15:01 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

That’s great!


18 posted on 03/04/2014 12:15:41 PM PST by livius
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To: SoFloFreeper

Praise God!!


19 posted on 03/04/2014 12:15:57 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Doogle

20 posted on 03/04/2014 12:16:49 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SoFloFreeper
THANK You, Jesus !

Praise Him from the rooftops.

Our God is great and good.

21 posted on 03/04/2014 12:17:16 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Yup. They ain’t “his people”.


22 posted on 03/04/2014 12:17:30 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Doogle
Man, they look like a REAL threat to America, don't they?


23 posted on 03/04/2014 12:17:59 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Amen!


24 posted on 03/04/2014 12:18:39 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: stanne
A crime? Do they mean one worse than blowing up the Boston Marathon?

Crime, in this case, meaning saying something negative about Obama in the media.

25 posted on 03/04/2014 12:19:17 PM PST by Kazan
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is good news. Unfortunately the precedent has been established that religious persecution by a nation’s education system is no grounds for political asylum. No other families need apply.


26 posted on 03/04/2014 12:19:56 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Obummer can’t decide which side of his toast to butter, so I doubt he figured this could be used “as a stick to beat Democtrats.”


27 posted on 03/04/2014 12:20:05 PM PST by albie
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To: SoFloFreeper
Of course, those eight German Christians aren't unregistered Democrat voters, like these lovely gents:


28 posted on 03/04/2014 12:20:24 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: unlearner

Yes, I agree. We need to thank the Lord for this victory and work very hard to change our culture and our leadership in D.C.


29 posted on 03/04/2014 12:21:11 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: capydick

“Color me shocked.....”

Me too! Bet the Krauts are going to be Pi$$ed! I guess at the end of the day, Germany is still run by the Nazis. The idea that “The State” doesn’t want any “competition” fits the Nazi model. “ Now you vill just eat your sausages, and you vil like zem.”


30 posted on 03/04/2014 12:21:36 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SoFloFreeper
after running afoul of a German law requiring children attend public school or an approved private school offering the state-approved curriculum

How long, I wonder, before they have to fight that same fight here.
Then where will they (and a million others) go?

31 posted on 03/04/2014 12:22:01 PM PST by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Kazan

Oh...right.


32 posted on 03/04/2014 12:22:13 PM PST by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper

This case (and the SCOTUS refusal to hear) came up just last night at an anti Common Core meeting and lecture. I am relieved to learn of this development. I was very depressed on hearing the news that SCOTUS would not give these folks a hearing.


33 posted on 03/04/2014 12:23:17 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Doogle

We love them.


34 posted on 03/04/2014 12:23:23 PM PST by stanne
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’m rejoicing with them! This administration is allergic to bad press. Thank God for all those who spoke up and spoke out until the clamor became uncomfortable for America’s enemies in Washington. I’m so glad to have folks like these a part of our country. Thank God for their neighbors who stood alongside of them. Germany has shamed itself by its coercive policies and its devaluation of individual freedoms in favor of some state mandated belief system. we must not forget where Germany and Eric Holder stood on this issue.


35 posted on 03/04/2014 12:24:37 PM PST by JayGalt
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To: SoFloFreeper

Our Lord is a powerful force when something must be made
right. PTL!!


36 posted on 03/04/2014 12:25:03 PM PST by tillacum
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To: SoFloFreeper

Are people in the beauracracies ignoring or SOB in chief now?


37 posted on 03/04/2014 12:26:49 PM PST by BRL
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To: SoFloFreeper

Good news; just too bad we have to fight for justice at every turn.


38 posted on 03/04/2014 12:27:31 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: SoFloFreeper

A resounding “Whatever!” on the details ... this is a WIN.

FReep you and the blrgthryth you rode in on, Eric Holder!


39 posted on 03/04/2014 12:27:34 PM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Maybe SCOTUS just gets sick of being blamed, though they do deserve it many times, as we know.

This is such an easy case. Someone with some hatred for goodness was just going to keep saying no until it became so obvious the contrast that this case would present even to the stupidest of dem voters.

The photo image of the group of natl. Sec staff at the table with BO yesterday comes to mind.

Stubborn and unmerciful reflects in the faces of the negotiators.


40 posted on 03/04/2014 12:28:28 PM PST by stanne
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The fact that Tennesseans were up in arms over this, vowing civil disobedience, seems to be overlooked on this thread as a reason why this ruling against the Romeike family has been overturned. Hats off to the Tennesseans who rallied for these foks!


41 posted on 03/04/2014 12:29:16 PM PST by sasportas
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To: SoFloFreeper

Praise God!


42 posted on 03/04/2014 12:29:40 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: capydick

With all polls indicating Democrats are headed to the crapper this fall, the last thing Obama needs to do is boot this family and rile up the Red Staters.

They are getting to stay due to crass politics.


43 posted on 03/04/2014 12:29:40 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoFloFreeper

.... and faced the threat of having their children removed from their home. They left for America before that could happen.

Give it time they’ll be fleeing the US as well. Won’t be long before it’ll be against the law to home school here. Common Core Curriculum is already being planned for home schools and private schools.


44 posted on 03/04/2014 12:29:47 PM PST by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

We also need to encourage this German family to entice some of their friends in Germany that homeschool to come and settle here!!


45 posted on 03/04/2014 12:30:00 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Honestly, I don’t think it is the Court’s duty to bail them out - we always rail against activist courts on this site, and here’s a case in which proper restraint was exercised.

Mind you, I’m very pleased at this (Stunning) development - and I’m now just hoping that whoever stuck their neck out at DHS can make the decision stand up.


46 posted on 03/04/2014 12:30:13 PM PST by alancarp
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thank You, God. We all needed this encouragement and I am so happy for this family.


47 posted on 03/04/2014 12:31:18 PM PST by Faith
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To: SoFloFreeper

[ the Romeikes can stay in the United States permanently (unless they are convicted of a crime, etc.) ]

Holder is probably conducting an anal exam right now to see if any of the kids jaywalked...


48 posted on 03/04/2014 12:31:31 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SoFloFreeper

Praise God for this!


49 posted on 03/04/2014 12:32:42 PM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SoFloFreeper

So the bureaucrats and lawyers over here have nearly finished using terror to rob them. That’s great news!


50 posted on 03/04/2014 12:33:09 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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