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-Supreme Court Rejects Asylum Case of German Homeschoolers

by Dr. D ~ March 4th, 2014

English: The inscription Equal Justice Under L...

         (“Equal Justice Under Law” on the SCOTUS Building: Wikipedia)

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up the asylum case of the German family who came to America seeking religious freedom and the right to homeschool their children.

Here’s the story from the Christian Post:

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear an appeal from the Romeikes, a German homeschooling family that had asylum in the United States. The U.S. Justice Department sought to deport them back to Germany where they could lose custody of their children due to their religious beliefs. …

The Romeikes chose to homeschool because they believed the public schools were teaching their children values inconsistent with their Christian views.  …

The Romeikes were initially granted asylum by a federal judge in 2010 after they fled Germany in 2008. In 2012, though, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement appealed that decision.

The U.S. Justice Department sided with ICE, arguing that there is no fundamental right to determine the education of one’s children…

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Response: We have been following this case since it first came up. A federal judge initially gave the family asylum in this country based upon religious liberty. However the Obama Justice Department does not recognize the right of parents to educate their own children and found another judge that would agree to have them deported back to Germany where they will face the loss of their children and the dissolution of their family along with the possibility of prison for the parents.

The Romeikes appealed the decision and were supported by Home School Legal Defense Association. Now the SCOTUS has rejected to take their case so their future is bleak since the current administration opposes their continued asylum in this country in spite of the fact that over 127,258 have signed a petition to the White House in the family’s favor.  As a last ditch effort the  HSLDA plans to pressure Congress for help in the matter.

This is another situation in which the Obama administration has shown itself to be probably the worst ever when it comes to religious freedom. Meanwhile President Obama and his administration are ignoring and failing to enforce most immigration laws in an effort to allow the legalization of over 12 million folks who are illegally in the country but this one German family who initially received legal asylum must go? Not exactly ‘equal justice under the law’ in this case.            *Top

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