Obama administration refusal to grant asylum to German home-schooling family UPHELD by appeals court


This is quite simply outrageous, especially when you consider how the Obama administration prevents law enforcement from deporting illegals even if they’ve committed a crime…or two. Just outrageous.

CBN NEWS – The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama administration’s refusal to grant asylum to the Romeike family.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder filed against the family, arguing that asylum should not be granted because home schooling isn’t a fundamental right protected under religious freedom.

The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 facing criminal prosecution for home schooling. In 2010, they were granted political asylum by immigration Judge Lawrence Burman, but his decision was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals last year.

On Tuesday, the three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit issued a unanimous decision against the family.

While the Sixth Circuit did acknowledge that the U.S. Constitution recognizes the rights of parents to home school, it refused to grant that what the German home-schoolers face amounts to persecution deserving of asylum.

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