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  • The Romeike Reprieve: Don't be complacent with Obama's indefinite stay of the deportation order

    03/06/2014 7:26:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2014 | Robert Morrison
    For now, the Romeikes get to stay in America. Homeschoolers Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled their native Germany in 2008 and brought their five children to the U.S. They have since had a sixth child. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal to stay here. It seemed the Obama administration would succeed in its efforts to have this devout Christian family deported. But at the eleventh hour, the Department of Homeland Security relented. The family has been granted an indefinite stay of the deportation order. This is a matter of grave concern not only to...
  • German Homeschoolers, Romeike Family, Will Not Be Deported, DHS Says

    03/04/2014 2:15:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    The Department of Homeland Security has granted a special status to the Romeikes, a German homeschooling family that was under threat of being deported after being denied a Supreme Court review Monday, that will allow them to stay in the United States. DHS has granted them "indefinite deferred status," according to a Home School Legal Defense Association press release. The Romeikes were initially granted asylum in the United States after they were threatened with jail time and losing custody of their children for choosing to homeschool. The Obama administration, though, appealed that decision and won, arguing that there is no...
  • ‘The Romeikes Can Stay!!!’: Shocking 180 in the Case of German Home-Schooling Family

    03/04/2014 12:51:44 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 4, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    On Tuesday, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) announced a drastic turnaround on the part of the federal government: The German Romeike family, which sought asylum in the United States to home-school their children, will now be allowed to stay in America. “The Romeikes can stay!!!” the HSLDA announced on its Facebook page. Just one day ago, the Romeikes thought they would be forced to return to Germany, where the state could take custody of their children because of their decision to home-school. At a minimum, they would face increasingly harsh fines for violating Germany’s compulsory attendance law....
  • Breaking: Romeike Family granted ‘indefinite deferred status’ and can stay in United States

    03/04/2014 12:09:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 103 replies
    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...
  • Team Obama wins fight to have Christian home-school family deported

    03/04/2014 4:35:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 03, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Uwe and Hannelore Romeike came to the United States in 2008 seeking political asylum. They fled their German homeland in the face of religious persecution for homeschooling their children. They wanted to live in a country where they could raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs. The Romeikes were initially given asylum, but the Obama administration objected – claiming that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution. “The goal in Germany is for an open, pluralistic society,” the Justice Department wrote in a legal brief last year. “Teaching tolerance to children of all backgrounds helps to...
  • German Family Faces Deportation, Illegal DREAM Immigrants Allowed To Stay

    03/03/2014 4:08:05 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/03/14 | LD Jackson
    If ever there was evidence of the upside down world of our immigration system, it would be the story of the Romeike family from Germany. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are Christians and because of their Christian beliefs, they decided to home school their children, even though German law does not grant them that right. They felt it important enough that they defied that law and were facing increasingly higher fines and the possibility of losing custody of their children. Because of their strong belief that they should be able to educate their children themselves, they moved to Morristown, TN in...
  • Don’t Destroy This Family [Germany persecutes homeschoolers, with assist from Obama]

    01/13/2014 6:45:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | January 13, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Ronald Reagan electrified the world when he demanded that the Berlin Wall be torn down. Barack Obama is helping to build a new one, even as the German government begins rounding up members of a despised religious minority. The Romeike family was granted asylum in the United States because the German government was intent on wresting away the children and putting the parents in cages for the crime of homeschooling their children, which is verboten in Germany, a legacy of the country’s totalitarian past. The Obama administration, which in other notable areas of immigration law has enacted a policy of...
  • Supreme Court Orders DOJ to Respond to German Homeschoolers' Petition

    12/02/2013 10:26:58 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 27 Nov 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association’s (HSLDA) petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German family who sought legal asylum in the United States to escape persecution because homeschooling is largely prohibited in their home country... the order is a hopeful sign that the High Court will hear the case. ... the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals had denied asylum to the Romeikes following the Obama administration’s appeal of an earlier decision by a U.S. immigration judge who had granted them political asylum. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike...
  • German Homeschooling Family Takes Fight Against Deportation to Supreme Court

    07/19/2013 11:57:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jul 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Romeikes, a German family granted legal asylum in the United States by a U.S. immigration judge in 2010, will petition the Supreme Court to hear its case to be granted permanent legal status in the country. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled Germany after their family was vigorously prosecuted with steep fines, threats of loss of custody of their children, and imprisonment—all for homeschooling. Homeschooling is largely illegal in Germany. Though the family was granted political asylum in the United States, the Obama administration appealed that decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals, and that Board decided in favor of...
  • Romeike asylum case:

    WASHINGTON – A German family who chose to homeschool their six children for religious reasons is currently still residing in the United States and their legal counsels say they're willing to go all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for their right to receive political asylum in the U.S. Jim Mason, senior counsel and litigation director of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), told The Christian Post that HSLDA received a response to their letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesay basically saying that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit made the...
  • Not Obama’s Type Of Immigrant

    05/17/2013 6:10:22 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-17-13 | Skookum
    More Damned Freeloaders Obama is coming down hard on the immigration of educated White Europeans, but he is maintaing the purity and integrity of his ethnic minority immigrant policy.The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld his administration’s decision to deny asylum to the Romeike family, a religious German family that has been prosecuted and threatened with the loss of their children because of their belief in homeschooling. The Romeike family fled their homeland in 2008 to avoid criminal prosecution for homeschooling. In 2010, they were granted asylum by Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman. His decision was overturned by the...
  • German family denied asylum, HSLDA appeals [Romeike - home schoolers]

    05/15/2013 6:09:42 PM PDT · by annalex · 29 replies
    HSLDA ^ | Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | HSLDA
    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...
  • Court Rules Against German Homeschool Family Seeking Asylum

    05/15/2013 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 15, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama Administration’s decision to deny asylum to a German homeschooling family. The Romeike family fled their German homeland in 2008 seeking political asylum in the United States – where they hoped to home school their children. Instead, the Obama administration wants the evangelical Christian family deported. An Immigration judge granted them asylum in 2010 after the family revealed they were facing criminal prosecution for homeschooling their children. That decision was later overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals in 2012. The court ruled today that the Romeikes had not made a...
  • German Family Denied Asylum, HSLDA Appeals

    05/14/2013 10:24:56 AM PDT · by Sopater · 40 replies
    HSLDA ^ | May 14, 2013 | HSLDA
    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...
  • Why Every American Parent Should Follow the Romeike Case

    04/25/2013 5:57:29 PM PDT · by annalex · 16 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | April 10, 2013 | Amy Gerwing
    Why Every American Parent Should Follow the Romeike Case OBAMA, HOLDER AND ICE ATTEMPTING TO GIVE GERMAN HOMESCHOOLERS DAS BOOT! The Romeikes, an evangelical Christian homeschool family, fled their native Germany in 2008 after uniformed police officers came to their house and forcibly dragged their children to government-run schools. Soon afterward, the Romeikes sought asylum in the United States where they could follow their religious convictions and educate their children at home. They were granted refugee status in the U.S. by immigration judge, Lawrence O. Burman.In his decision, Burman took the German government to task for their oppressive policy of...
  • Banning homeschooling does not violate rights: U.S. Attorney General’s office

    04/24/2013 7:33:15 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    lifesite ^ | 4-24-13 | Michael Farris
    The U.S. law of asylum allows a refugee to stay in the United States permanently if he can show that he is being persecuted for one of several specific reasons. Among these are persecution for religious reasons and persecution of a “particular social group.” In most asylum cases, there is some guesswork necessary to figure out the government’s true motive—but not in this case. The Supreme Court of Germany declared that the purpose of the German ban on homeschooling was to “counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies.”
  • Why is Obama Trying to Deport This Family? (Simply over the right to homeschool)

    04/09/2013 3:40:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/09/2013 | Todd Starnes
    Fifteen-year-old Daniel Romeike loves America -- his adopted country. But if the Obama Administration has its way, Daniel, his parents and his brothers and sisters will be deported in a court battle over the right to home school. "If I had a chance to talk to President Obama, I would ask him to let us stay in this great country of freedom and opportunity," Daniel told Fox News. The Romeike family fled their German homeland in 2008 seeking political asylum in the United States -- where they hoped to home school their children. Instead, the Obama administration wants the evangelical...
  • Why Does Obama Want to Deport This Christian Family?

    04/09/2013 4:58:15 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/8/2013 | Todd Starnes
    Fifteen-year-old Daniel Romeike loves America — his adopted country. But if the Obama Administration has its way, Daniel, his parents and his brothers and sisters will be deported in a court battle over the right to home school.“If I had a chance to talk to President Obama, I would ask him to let us stay in this great country of freedom and opportunity,” Daniel told Fox News.The Romeike family fled their German homeland in 2008 seeking political asylum in the United States – where they hoped to home school their children. Instead, the Obama administration wants the evangelical Christian family...
  • Obama Admin Wants to Deport Christian Homeschoolers

    03/05/2013 8:29:46 PM PST · by Mortrey · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 3/5/2013 | Todd Starnes
    “The Obama administration is basically saying there is no right to home school anywhere,” said Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association. “It’s an utter repudiation of parental liberty and religious liberty.”
  • Home-schooling family who fled to U.S. from Germany face deportation

    03/28/2013 11:12:58 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2013 | David Martosko
    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...
  • Ieng Sary, the Romeikes, and Your Guide to Remembering Genocide

    04/06/2013 7:31:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni
    policy mic ^ | 3-11-13 | Zak Cheney-Rice
    How do we view genocide in our public memory? Some answers lie in two news stories from this week. One concerns the death of Ieng Sary, an 87-year-old former Khmer Rouge official who helped kill 1.7 million Cambodians in the late 1970s. The other involves German asylum seekers in Tennessee. They seem unrelated, but a closer look reveals important unifying elements: both reflect how state-sponsored murder gets treated retrospectively. And both show how disparately each nation has recovered from its troubling and violent past.
  • German Homeschool Case May Impact U.S. Homeschool Freedom (DOJ say banning Homeschooling okay)

    02/15/2013 6:15:34 PM PST · by raybbr · 22 replies
    HSDLA.ORG ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michael Farris, J.D., LL.M.
    Sobering Thoughts from the Romeike Case By Michael Farris, J.D., LL.M. HSLDA Founder and Chairman Having immersed myself for about eight days in writing a brief for the Romeike family (a German homeschooling family who fled to the United States for political asylum), I wanted to share some insights I gained into the view of our own government toward the rights of homeschooling parents in general. You will benefit from some context. The U.S. law of asylum allows a refugee to stay in the United States permanently if he can show that he is being persecuted for one of several...
  • Homeschooling: German Family Gets Political Asylum in U.S.

    03/02/2010 10:35:29 AM PST · by cajuncow · 15 replies · 695+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-2-10 | TRISTANA MOORE
    The Romeikes are not your typical asylum seekers. They did not come to the U.S. to flee war or despotism in their native land. No, these music teachers left Germany because they didn't like what their children were learning in public school - and because homeschooling is illegal there. "It's our fundamental right to decide how we want to teach our children," says Uwe Romeike, an Evangelical Christian and a concert pianist who sold his treasured Steinway to help pay for the move.
  • Granted Political Asylum to Learn at Home

    03/01/2010 2:43:15 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 386+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2010 | Campbell Robertson
    MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — On a quiet street in this little town [...] lives a family of refugees who were granted asylum in the United States because they feared persecution in their home country. [...] The parents, Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, want to home-school their five children, ranging in age from 2 to 12, a practice illegal in their native land, Germany. Among European countries, Germany is nearly alone in requiring, and enforcing, attendance of children at an officially recognized school. The school can be private or religious, but it must be a school. Exceptions can be made [only] for health...
  • How German Homeschoolers Won Asylum in the U.S.

    02/03/2010 8:42:41 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 25 replies · 560+ views
    time.com ^ | Feb. 01, 2010 | Tristana Moore / Berlin
    How German Homeschoolers Won Asylum in the U.S. But here's the problem: in Germany it's compulsory for children to attend school, and the Romeikes soon found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Local authorities slapped the couple with a $10,000 fine, and police even took their children to school when the Romeikes refused to send them. Fearing that they could lose custody of their kids or even be put in jail, the Romeikes fled to the U.S. in 2008, looking for a community where they could educate their kids as they saw fit.