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 Evangelical German Family Seeks U.S. Asylum to Homeschool Kids

[b]Evangelical German Family Seeks U.S. Asylum to Homeschool Kids[/b]

The case of a homeschooling family seeking for political asylum in the United States after fleeing Germany is expected to go before an immigration judge in Memphis, Tenn., Thursday.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, formerly of Bissingen, Germany, along with their five children, made it to the United States last August and say they were persecuted for their evangelical Christian beliefs and for homeschooling their children in a country where school attendance is mandatory.

“The persecution of homeschoolers in Germany has dramatically intensified,” said Michael P. Donnelly, an attorney with the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) representing the family. “They are regularly fined thousands of dollars, sent to prison, or have the custody of their children taken away simply because they choose to home educate.” ...

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SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2009/4/2 16:56Profile

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 Re: Evangelical German Family Seeks U.S. Asylum to Homeschool Kids

I'm afraid before long they'll be running into the same thing here in the U.S.[b][size=small][color=0099CC][font=Georgia]Howie[/font][/color][/size][/b]

Howard Blank

 2009/4/3 13:01Profile

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