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German family denied asylum, HSLDA appeals [Romeike - home schoolers]
HSLDA ^ | Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | HSLDA

Posted on 05/15/2013 6:09:42 PM PDT by annalex

German family denied asylum, HSLDA appeals

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the Obama Administration’s denial of asylum granted to the Romeike family.

The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 when they were subjected to criminal prosecution for homeschooling. They were granted asylum in 2010 by Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman, but that grant was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals in 2012. A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit heard the Romeikes’ appeal on April 23 in Cincinnati, and issued today’s unanimous decision against the family.

“We believe the Sixth Circuit is wrong and we will appeal their decision,” said Michael Farris, HSLDA Founder and Chairman. “America has room for this family and we will do everything we can to help them.”

The court said that the Romeikes had not made a sufficient case and that the United States has not opened its doors to every victim of unfair treatment. Although the court acknowledged that the U.S. Constitution recognizes the rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children, it refused to concede that the harsh treatment of religiously and philosophically motivated homeschoolers in Germany amounts to persecution within our laws on asylum.

“While we will continue to fight in the courts over the issue of whether our law requires the Administration to give this family asylum, there is no doubt of the ability of the Obama Administration to use its discretion to immediately grant this family permanent asylum. We urge the Administration to do so at once,” Farris added.

“If our Administration is willing to explore a policy of leniency for millions of immigrants, it is simply inexplicable why they cannot find room for one homeschooling family from Germany,” Farris continued.

“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.”

HSLDA will appeal the Sixth Circuit’s ruling. Please continue to keep the Romeike family and HSLDA’s litigation team in your thoughts and prayers.


TOPICS: Activism; Current Events; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: homeschooling; romeike
See previous thread:
Why Every American Parent Should Follow the Romeike Case

Please sign the petition.

There is a video about this heroic family, an opportunity to donate and more, at the source.

1 posted on 05/15/2013 6:09:42 PM PDT by annalex
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To: KC_Lion; La Lydia; Mrs. Don-o; PJammers; sinsofsolarempirefan

Ping.


2 posted on 05/15/2013 6:10:19 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Belteshazzar; bert; Bigg Red; CharlesMartelsGhost; cunning_fish; dfwgator; DuncanWaring; ...

More ping.


3 posted on 05/15/2013 6:10:57 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: RginTN; upchuck; thesearethetimes...; supremedoctrine

more ping, from the last thread.


4 posted on 05/15/2013 6:14:17 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex
Thank you for this ping. We should all contribute a little to HSLDA --- I'm making my measly little donation today. 1,000 X measly would be a lot.

The parental right and obligation to raise one's children and educate them in the faith is one of the absolutely most important rights of all. If the Obamunists can get away with their claim that educating one's children is not a "basic human right," every family--- EVERY family --- in America will suffer --- not just homeschoolers.

5 posted on 05/15/2013 6:16:14 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Indeed, this case should be dear to every American patriot. By the way, we don’t homeschool, for a number of reasons, ourselves.


6 posted on 05/15/2013 6:20:02 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex
When America was America, these people would have been welcomed with open arms and those who invade America for freebies and handouts subsidized by the American taxpayers would have been thrown out on their asses.

It's bassackwards in Obama Nation.

7 posted on 05/15/2013 6:21:18 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: annalex

The reason is simple. They won’t make a dim voters.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 6:35:54 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: annalex

Boston bombers got asylum.

Obama’s aunt and uncle got asylum.

Millions of illegal aliens have defacto asylum.

Let’s see what happens to this family. Given our history, they need only to overstay their visas.


9 posted on 05/15/2013 6:38:05 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

White hat terrorist was an Obama fan.


10 posted on 05/15/2013 6:43:04 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You don’t suppose this could be related to the IRS harassment of conservatives, do you?

I think it’s part and parcel of the same pattern of behavior in this administration.

It’s a travesty that this family is not welcomed here while the DOJ looks the other way while millions of illegals are here murdering, raping, and committing countless other crimes. Citizenship is granted to terrorists and murderers like Tsarnaev who taxpaying citizens have to support on welfare.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 6:43:18 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: cunning_fish

Bingo!


12 posted on 05/15/2013 6:45:11 PM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: andyk
Boston bombers got asylum.

See the explanation how it worked for them here: How the Boston Bombing Suspect Became a U.S. Citizen.

I'd like to know what "reasonable fear or persecution" the Tsarnaevs had. The Romeikes's is simple: in Germany they are in violation of German laws and risk that their children be taken away from them. If that is not reasonable fear, I don't know what is.

13 posted on 05/15/2013 6:46:36 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

Okay I get is already.

Send em back to Hawaii...


14 posted on 05/15/2013 6:50:36 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: annalex

>>>I’d like to know what “reasonable fear or persecution” the Tsarnaevs had.<<<

In Tsarnaev’s case it was their home federal government persecuting them for a practice of beheading infidels and running a slave trade. It is a religious and cultural traditions and as far as we have a diversity and all cultures are equal they are worthy of asylum.

As for a German couple they are clearly a dangerous dissidents who violates their children’s rights.

No /s tag needed, it has to be a logic of such a regime.


15 posted on 05/15/2013 7:03:03 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: annalex

What kind of lawyer do they have??? This is awful.
Maybe they should contact the Gang of 8 especially Marco Rubio, John Mccain. I’m sure they would demand the govt allow them to acheive their American Dream.


16 posted on 05/15/2013 7:05:00 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: annalex

What if Mrs. Romeike gets herself in a “family way” in the midst of the appeals and has an “anchor baby”?


17 posted on 05/15/2013 7:10:55 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: annalex

Not sure what kind of “reasonable fear or persecution” there is when you return for holiday.


19 posted on 05/15/2013 7:37:18 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: JenB; Tired of Taxes; SoftballMominVA

arth ping


20 posted on 05/15/2013 7:42:36 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: andyk

The mother is pregnant right now. She should just refuse to leave until she gives birth...voila...anchor baby, family reunification. What’s good for the Third world should be good for the First.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 9:49:12 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Impala64ssa

See my last post.


22 posted on 05/15/2013 9:50:16 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Amberdawn

Gotcha, things should get very interesting now.


23 posted on 05/15/2013 10:32:45 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: andyk

How about the fear of having the state take your kids and throwing you in jail?

They weren’t on a “holiday.”


24 posted on 05/16/2013 5:22:43 AM PDT by goldi
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To: cunning_fish; andyk

This shows how rotten our immigration system is.

Our government says, so far that I know, that Germany is a democratic country that elected to have laws sending children to government schools.

I believe, less than a century ago Germany was a democratic country that elected to send... never mind.


25 posted on 05/16/2013 5:51:37 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: goldi

Mine was a reference to the Boston bombers, going back to their homeland for holiday after having requested asylum from said homeland.


26 posted on 05/16/2013 7:42:43 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: annalex

Of course Obama would be anti-homeschooling. Gotta get those kid in the indoctrination centers, doncha know.


27 posted on 05/16/2013 9:16:35 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Amen.

Bizarro World Bump.

May God keep watch.
Tatt


28 posted on 05/16/2013 2:14:28 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: andyk

Oh — sorry.


29 posted on 05/17/2013 5:02:01 AM PDT by goldi
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To: goldi

we can let in 60 million unskilled people but well educated white people must go away


30 posted on 05/17/2013 5:03:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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