Skip to comments.Breaking: Romeike Family granted ‘indefinite deferred status’ and can stay in United States
Posted on 03/04/2014 12:09:21 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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Finally, some good news
While I'm grateful to God for this turn of events, it is staggering that some piddly bureaucrat appears to have this much discretion.
They probably don’t. They were probably told to make the call from higher up I would bet?
Might not be so easy to do in Tennessee.
I’m so thankful for whoever came to their senses. This story had me FUMING yesterday.
So, does this mean that DHS is more powerful than the Supreme Court?
That is 2 branches of Govt. to be ignored by this administration.
I remember thinking that the US should have just granted Elian Gonzales citizenship here, and then work with the World Court to figure out how it should be handled.
I think the Romeike family should consider that route as well, because they can easily be betrayed.
Some good news for a change.
I was going to make this point. It's not coincidence that this deferral occurred after there was the threat of strong ground-level push-back.
Conservatives take note.
something to keep in mind as everyone (rightly) celebrates:
“Deferred Status” is the same thing being done with the “Dreamers” under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) ... which a lot of people here on FR and elsewhere opposed as backdoor amnesty.
So while this is a very good thing on the micro level, its a brilliant move by the Obama Admin because on the macro level we’re going to see it thrown in our faces for continued opposition to the other “deferred” action/prosecution policies Obama is famous for.
Red staters should not let this die, legs need to be put on this. The very fact that Holder attempted to do this to this family is political dynamite. Holder must have known this causing him to back off.
Somebody in the administration made an executive decision to get rid of this PR bomb before it could hurt the Democrats.
Why was this taken out of news and breaking news? Many of us on FR have been following this case regarding fundamental liberties....and this is totally new information and completely unexpected....this is the very definition of Breaking News, is it not?!
A reasonable case can be made that people brought here as babies and raised here need not be sent back.
Bless their hearts.
They could have granted these poor folks asylum long ago, in fact the courts did just that. The administration went out of their way to get their asylum overturned and put them through hell for three years, taking their attempts to deport them all the way to the supreme court. These people lose at the supreme court and then the next day the administration grants them deferred action so they can help them put a conservative face on the administrative abuse of power they’re using to informally implement immigration reform.
I’m happy for the family, but don’t freepers understand when they’re being played?
Re: my comment that this is political dynamite and legs need to be put on this. Think about it, folks, Holder and Obama allowing illegals to flood into the country vs this one Christian family from Germany. Conservative politicos should jump on this big time.
The timing shows that this was exactly what the White House wanted: a legal precedent that homeschooling is not an automatic right to enter the U.S., without the publicity of deporting a sympathetic family. So they had this paperwork all ready to go, and filed it the day after SCOTUS declined the case.
I have no issue with that as one of several different legitimate arguments that can be made.
I was speaking on it as matter of political mechanics. We can now expect that our approval and celebration of this deferred action will be used to attack any future opposition by us to deferred action(s) on other matters.
“The Lord Almighty has answered our prayers.”
Tremendous news indeed. As the Good Book says: ‘The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.’
or..... Obama knows a good political deal when he sees one.
There is prestige when he overrules the court
Thank you God!
Well, whaddya know...??!! Someone in this government made a compassionate decision.
Good news (for once). Thanks for posting this.
Well at least Obama used his pen and phone for something good this time!!!!!!!!!!!
Das ist zehr gut.
This is the family for which Glenn Beck said their deportation would happen “over my dead body”.
I’m glad something like that didn’t have to come to a test.....
These are the Dreamers pro-amnesty groups should have supported vocally.
This regime supported a nazi era law..disgusting.
This is a miracle!!!
“Well at least Obama used his pen and phone for something good this time!!!!!!!!!!!”
Doubt it. He just read about it in today’s papers.
If Romeike only changed his name to Perez, then this stuff would never have happened...
I had a long day followed by a long meeting.
Reading this just made my day 100% better.
There IS some sanity left in the U.S. after all!!
“Obummer did not want us using this as a stick to beat Democrats with during the upcoming elections.”
The day after our mid-term elections are over a federal government SWAT team will breakdown the door of this family’s home, flash bang them, shoot their dog and put them forcibly on the first plane back to Germany.
Color me cynical.
Thanks for the restoration. :)
Theses are the kind of immigrants that make great Americans! Legal entry and they appreciate our land and way of life!
Finally. Someone has red blood in DHS.
This nation was built with help from German Christian families such as this one. What a shame they were hassled to this extent... But God is good and Our Victor...
Glenn Beck reported on his radio show Tuesday morning that the family was being deported back to Germany, with Holder stating that the family didn’t meet the criteria of political refugees.
This reversal is excellent news!
Thank God and may He continue to bless this fine family!
God bless this family and those children.
May our country continue to hold fast for freedom of religion forever.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, amen.
Background on Romeike and on Germany's homeschooling ban:
Why Every American Parent Should Follow the Romeike Case
German family denied asylum, HSLDA appeals [Romeike - home schoolers]
Police storm homeschool class, take children by force [Germany enforces Hitler's homeschooling ban]
I don’t know how I missed it the first time I looked at the picture, but that teeny tiny little cutie (bottom left); well, it just makes a person smile.
***Conservative politicos should jump on this big time.***
Can’t claim it’s big time but it was a timely jump. Praise the Lord.
Philadelphia as a sanctuary city is not yet official, either.
The “stick” is still good and should be used to the MAX. The simple fack that so much resource was burned by both sides in coming to the obvious conclusion is reason enough to slamthekrap out of any democrat who had a chance to do anything to streamline the process. This is the kind of dumbass gummint performance that must be screamed about.
God is GOOD all the time!