Uwe and Hannelore Romeikie, evangelical Christians from Germany who sought religious asylum in this country to homeschool their children, are facing deportation by the Obama Administration. According to a March 5 report by Conservative Read.com, Homeland Security is attempting to force them to return to Germany although an immigration judge granted them asylum in 2010.
The Romeikie family fled Germany in 2008 with their six children. According to ConservativeRead.com, they were being harassed by the German government for refusing to send their children to public schools where they were being taught things that conflicted with their religious beliefs. Before leaving, they had faced stiff fines and the children were actually hauled away once in police vans.
Faced with losing their children, they fled to the United States and applied for asylum to practice their faith through homeschooling. After living peacefully in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee for approximately five years, the Obama Administration has ruled that their situation does not constitute a violation of human rights. The Obama Justice Department argues that homeschooling is not a right.
Uwe Romeikie is a classically trained pianist, and he and his wife are operating a small farm. They applied legally to enter our country. Among all of the illegal immigrants that are being released into the streets due to sequestration, this hard-working family only wants a right to raise their children as they see fit.
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is their last hope.