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Home-schooling family who fled to U.S. from Germany face deportation
Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2013 | David Martosko

Posted on 03/28/2013 11:12:58 PM PDT by Pinkbell

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 were just beginning. Germany began fining the family, ultimately racking up a bill of more than 7,000 Euros ($9,000).

After they fled to the United States in 2010, the Romeike family initially were granted political asylum and found a home in Tennessee. They had a sixth child. But then U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appealed the asylum decision in 2012.

The federal Board of Immigration Appeals sided with the government despite a 2011 policy that gives the government broad discretion to pursue only high-priority cases.

ICE would not provide details about the case, or its reasons for pursuing the Romeikes.

'We do not comment on pending litigation,' ICE public affairs officer Brandon Montgomery told MailOnline.

The Home School Legal Defense Association sued the US Department of Justice because a judge in that agency's Executive Office for Immigration Review was responsible for the decision.

A three-judge panel in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of Romeike v. Holder on April 23.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: education; frhf; homeschool; hslda; moralabsolutes; obama; romeike Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: metmom; little jeremiah

Homeschool and Moral Absolutes Ping!


2 posted on 03/28/2013 11:17:00 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Too bad they aren’t Somalian gang-bangers lacking concept of electricity and running water.


3 posted on 03/28/2013 11:19:47 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Pinkbell

“They had a sixth child.”

I guess the anchor baby card doesn’t work if you’re a white European, does it?


4 posted on 03/28/2013 11:23:32 PM PDT by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: Pinkbell

They are the wrong nationality. If they were from Latin America they would be considered Dreamers and on the pathway to citizenship.


5 posted on 03/28/2013 11:25:02 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Pinkbell

Yet Mr. Obama’s illegal alien uncle and aunt remain, collecting welfare benefits every month....


6 posted on 03/29/2013 1:17:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Pinkbell

Grotesque that we allow anybody from across the southern border, many drug dealers, murders, rapist, etc to stay, but these people looking to avoid a civil rights situation that even the UN have declared are deported.


7 posted on 03/29/2013 2:37:22 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Pinkbell

Looks like they should have gone to Russia, not the US


8 posted on 03/29/2013 4:09:38 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Pinkbell

Heck...even the GOP only gives Amnesty to Mestizo Hispanics...looks like this family is gonna get sxrewed over.


9 posted on 03/29/2013 4:24:01 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Pinkbell

“Michael Farris, that organization’s founding chairman, told MailOnline in a telephone interview that the even if the federal government doesn’t believe home schooling is a human rights issue that qualifies for political asylum, it can still let the family remain in the US and home school their children.”

If American jurisprudence from long before the Revolutionary War has any meaning, then ones children Are ones possessions. And, since Moses came off a mountain with those stone tablets, Western Civilization has agreed with the Mosaic Law phrase: “You shall teach them diligently to your children”.

“You” meant the parents, not “Trough Feeding Pooblik Screwel Collective” employee.

In this case, America chooses between the Prussian and the traditional American education models.

Does America still believe in private property?

If so, are not the children created by the very bodies of parents theirs?

Who knows better a child - the parents or a Union Teacher?

PS The answer to the above question is obvious in the well documented superior performance of home schooled students compared to all other classes of students.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 4:29:54 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: RginTN

Yeah, if they were Muslim, LGBT, hispanic, had come here illegally, pro abortion, maybe burned a flag or two, said a few negative but unfounded things about Sarah Palin, took a pro gun control stance... The left, MSM, and hussein’s administration would be falling all over themselves to help these heroic parents.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 4:33:12 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: GladesGuru

I forgot to mention the link to Obama and the anti-Americanism of the Regime - Homeland Security was the agency which filed the deportation suit against the Home Schooling family.

Obama is paying off his union supporters in the Teachers Unions.

Given the vastly superior achievement of home schooled students compared to those ‘educated’ by the union teachers in the public schools, it is no wonder that Obama is attempting to destroy this example of home schooling success.

Should anyone doubt the above, just look at the article’s pictures of the home schooled students - then compare them to what you see shuffling around a public school.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 4:46:40 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Pinkbell

Where are Rand Paul and all the stupid a$$ amnesty republicans when you need them?


13 posted on 03/29/2013 4:48:01 AM PDT by stanne
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To: cunning_fish

If they were Mexican dope dealers they would have no problem staying here.


14 posted on 03/29/2013 4:54:29 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ThunderSleeps

If they were Obama’s Aunt Zuni or his drunken Uncle they would stay here.


15 posted on 03/29/2013 4:55:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Pinkbell

Before long the current occupant of the oval office will set his marxist sights on homeschooling.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 5:05:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Pinkbell

How about we deport them to Mexico - they walk back to the US across the Southern Border (during sequestration) - and then we given the work papers and then Amnesty?

That way everyone wins. The president says that he deported them, and the RINOs said they showed compassion for them by letting them stay here.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 5:13:21 AM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Pinkbell

Choo dumb greengoes! Choo hab to chain choor name to Juan Gonzalez an clime dee beeg wall! Then you sneak troo dee daisert an come out eento Amereeka! Tell dem choor story, get choor keeds into publeek schools, get choor free dribers license, sign up por welfare, regeester to vote, get choo some nice phony documents an social security sheet, an den deesappear. Then you show up later howebber choo want!


18 posted on 03/29/2013 5:34:11 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Pinkbell

OMG! That is something NK might do if one of ‘theirs’ escaped but
for the president of the US ??/


19 posted on 03/29/2013 6:08:03 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Pinkbell

“During the Nazi era, that law was made even more restrictive to ensure that young Germans were indoctrinated with Adolph Hitler’s national socialist ideology.”


20 posted on 03/29/2013 6:08:52 AM PDT by moovova
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To: I want the USA back
The COMMON CORE and its ASSESSMENTS will control all education in the US. Private,Parochial, Home School. Take one federal dollar and you are under federal control. Home schoolers who choose a cyber option offered by a State... gotcha.

When the said NO child left behind, they meant it.

21 posted on 03/29/2013 6:20:29 AM PDT by codder too
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To: Pinkbell; JenB

ping


22 posted on 03/29/2013 1:02:37 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Pinkbell

Thanks - placemark.


23 posted on 03/29/2013 11:00:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: metmom; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; adopt4Christ; Aggie Mama; ...

HOMESCHOOL PING

This ping list is for articles of interest to homeschoolers. Metmom holds both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping List. Please freepmail Metmom to let her know if you would like to be added or removed from either list, or both. The keyword for the FREE REPUBLIC HOMESCHOOLERS’ FORUM is frhf.
24 posted on 04/02/2013 6:10:11 AM PDT by JenB
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To: JenB

please remove me from this ping list. I thank you. :)


25 posted on 04/02/2013 11:15:47 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Pinkbell

These people need to go to Mexico and come across the border illegally. Live under cover and accept the amnesty that is sure to come. Problem solved and piss on the WH to boot.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 6:34:26 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: I want the USA back

I know I’m a little late to this thread, but just heard more details of the story on the news today. I haven’t followed it but decided to see if it was on FR.

I found the following article:

Then the Obama administration went to court to send them back to Germany.

Farris pointed out the asylum law allows a refugee to remain in the U.S. due to the threat of persecution for any of several reasons, including for religious reasons or being part of a “particular social group.”

But Attorney General Eric Holder’s official position is that the family doesn’t qualify, even though the Supreme Court of Germany already publicly declared the purpose of the German ban on homeschooling was to “counteract the development of religious and philosophically motivated parallel societies.”

The Obama administration position is that it is irrelevant that the children were “bombarded with negative influences” in the German public schools that included “alleged teaching of evolution, abortion, homosexuality, disrespect for parents, teachers, and other authority figures, disrespect for students, bullying, witchcraft, disrespect for family values and ridicule of Christian values.”

The German goal, Farris explained, is “to prohibit people who think differently from the government (on religious or philosophical grounds) from growing and developing into a force in society.”

“It is thought control. It is belief control. It is totalitarianism dressed up in politically correct lingo,” he said.

But he said the what should be alarming for Americans is the “state of the position of our government at a very high level.”

He said the executive branch is arguing that it’s no problem to ban homeschooling.

“There are two major portions of constitutional rights of citizens – fundamental liberties and equal protection. The U.S. attorney general has said this about homeschooling. There is no fundamental liberty to homeschool. So long as a government bans homeschooling broadly and equally, there is no violation of your rights.

http://www.habermanfoundation.org/FillerUp.aspx

You are right. He will come after homeschoolers. He owes it to the unions.


27 posted on 04/04/2013 7:03:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: beelzepug
After they fled to the United States in 2010, the Romeike family initially were granted political asylum and found a home in Tennessee. They had a sixth child. But then U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appealed the asylum decision in 2012.
I guess the anchor baby card doesn’t work if you’re a white European, does it?
Let’s see . . . we have a person, aged less than 3 years, who was born in America and Under present case law (granted that it is of dubious provenance, but it has been accepted law for a long time, and affects the status of many, many thousands of people), the baby in question is an American citizen. It is impossible to deport the baby without causing chaos.

The parents of this American citizen

No wonder the Obama Administration wants to deport them. I started to label that sarcasm. It is astonishing, but that is not correct. In an administration which can promote the idea that Christians are threats to Homeland Security . . .

28 posted on 04/20/2013 6:15:45 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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Why aren’t thtey deporting those illegals who are committing crimes and receiving government benefits?


29 posted on 06/15/2013 8:50:50 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: Clintonfatigued; sickoflibs; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj

I know of a recent legal immigrant, who has money, who after deciding he didn’t want to have to wear glasses had Medicaid pay for corneal transplants.

Our immigration system is seriously ****ed up.


30 posted on 06/15/2013 3:43:53 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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