Political Asylum in U.S. to Homeschool Kids

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Political Asylum in U.S. to Homeschool Kids

Post by deja vu » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:10 pm

(FOXnews)NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A German couple who fled to Tennessee so they could homeschool their children have been granted political asylum by a U.S. immigration judge. The decision, announced Tuesday in Memphis, clears the way for Uwe Romeike, his wife and five children to stay in Morristown, Tenn., where they have been living since 2008.

German state constitutions require children to attend public or private schools, and parents can face fines or prison time if they don't comply.Romeike, an evangelical Christian, said he believes German curriculum is "against Christian values." Attorney Mike Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association advocacy group said he hopes the ruling will influence public opinion in Germany.


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Unbelievable. Why not fight this in the German courts first? People that truly fear for their lives will flee to a safe haven and then there is this case. So what happens next? How many more will show up expecting the same response because their country doesn't allow home schooling? The Judge opened the door and it may be hard to close. I am leaning towards the idea that more in Germany may try the same thing rather then fight the Government and the courts. I don't think anything will change in Germany and hard to believe that the German Gov't will willingly do something about home schooling. Perhaps they feel that if they want to go and the U.S. is willing to take them in then by all means go.
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Re: Political Asylum in U.S. to Homeschool Kids

Post by fishandchips » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:43 pm

Chancellor Merkel's political party or that of the coalition party has Christian Democrat in its name. A court case would be a good test of the law and probably prompt a revision by the politicians.
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