In a surprise twist of God's providence, the German homeschool family, the Romeikes, is allowed an indefinite reprieve according to Christianity Today.
Shortly after their case was declined by the US Supreme Court, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave the family "indefinite deferred status." This allows them to stay in America as long as they desire.
It caught them and their legal defense team completely off-guard World News reported. The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) had virtually exhausted all legal avenues for the family.
The Obama administration argued that homeschooling was not a human rights issues because the German law against this practice was applicable to all Germans.
From a Christian perspective, legal persecution is the forced transgression of God's law or the legal prohibition of what He commands.
The HSLDA offered this public praise:
BREAKING NEWS!!! The Romeikes can stay!!!
This is an incredible victory that can only be credited to our Almighty God.
We also want to thank those of who spoke up on this issue--including that long ago White House petition. We believe that the public outcry made this possible while God delivered the victory.
This is an amazing turnaround in 24 hours. Praise the Lord.
Proverbs 21: 1 "The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord, He guides it wherever He pleases."