The Romeike Family may soon have an answer in the deportation lawsuit filed against Department of Justice and Eric Holder. The US Supreme Court is expected to decide whether or not to hear the homeschooling case by Monday.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Romeike family fled Germany because they felt their religious freedom and parenting rights were being infringed upon by the government. Since the Nazi era, homeschooling has been illegal in Germany.
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, both evangelical Christians, want to be able to homeschool their children and educate them in a safe and wholesome environment. All went well for the immigrants until the Obama administration decided to overrule a lower court decision and decided the Romeike family should be on the first plane back to Germany—where they face steep fines, possible jail time, and the potential removal of their children.
In 2010, an immigration judge gave the Romeike family asylum on human rights grounds, but the federal government appealed the court ruling and began the long legal journey which ultimately led to the Supreme Court. The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently denied the Romeike family's request for a new hearing on the asylum matter.The Obama administration's US Justice Department does not feel that the denial of the right to practice their religion and educate their children as they see fit constitutes an infringement upon the Romeike family's human rights.
The Home School Legal Defense Association, which has helped so many American families with homeschooling battles, is also aiding the Romeike family. The non-profit organization was formed to help advance and defend the constitutional rights of parents to guide the education of their children.