Obama Trying to Deport Homeschooling Family
In 2010 a federal immigration judge awarded political asylum to a family whose German government was persecuting for having the temerity to homeschool their children. Now, three years later, the Obama administration seems poised to reverse that decision and deport the family back to Germany.
Uwe Romeike, his wife, and children were told that they could stay as legal residents in Morrisstown, Tennessee, when the family moved there in 2008 after being threatened by German authorities because they homeschooled their children instead of sending them to government schools.
In 2010, Mr. Romeike told reporters that, “I think it’s important for parents to have the freedom to choose the way their children can be taught.”
German authorities felt differently, though. The Romeikes were threatened with jail in the homeland unless they ceased homeschooling and turned their children over to the state.
Homeschooling has been illegal in Germany since 1938 when in the days of the Third Reich, Hitler’s regime wanted to be sure that he, not parents, controlled the nation’s children.
The Romeikes were lucky to get out of that oppressive situation and to the U.S., a country with one of the largest homeschooling tradition in the developed world.
Unfortunately, Obama’s extremely politicized Department of Justice under Eric Holder is attempting to reverse the government’s position and seeking to send the Romeikes back to this Nazi-era oppression.
Holder’s DOJ is claiming that homeschooling is “not a fundamental right” and because no one in Germany is allowed to homeschool, then the Romeikes have no case to say that they are being discriminated against.
So, I guess Eric Holder would have held in the 1860s that because all blacks in America were deemed less than a citizen, had no vote, could not go to school, etc., then none of them had been deprived of any rights.
The fact is, Obama and his cohorts agree 100% with this Nazi-era law that homeschooling should be illegal and that is why AG Eric Holder is looking to return the Romeike’s kids to essential enslavement to the German state.
Warner Todd Huston
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