Please Don't Deport the Homeschool Family
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Uwe and Hannelore Romeike moved to the United States in 2008 seeking political asylum. They fled Germany in the face of religious persecution - persecution simply for homeschooling their children. Uwe and Hannelore wanted to live in a country where they could raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
The Romeikes were granted asylum, but then, sadly, the Obama Administration objected. The Administration claimed that German laws that outlaw homeschooling do not constitute persecution. Now, the Supreme Court declined to hear the Romeike’s appeal – paving the way for the Christian family of eight to be deported from the United States. Had the family stayed in Germany, where homeschooling is illegal, they would have faced the prospect of losing their children. Just like the Pilgrims, they fled their homeland in search of freedom.
15-year-old Daniel Romeike, a boy with hopes and dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer is scared of what could happen if his family is deported. He knows that being taken from his parents (and being placed in government custody) is a reality. “If I had a chance to talk to President Obama, I would ask him to let us stay in this great country of freedom and opportunity,” Daniel said.
So on behalf of the Romeike family, I am personally appealing the President to please have mercy on this Christian family. They came to our shores dreaming of freedom. They left their homeland to escape religious persecution. Please, Mr. President, welcome them to our land with open arms. Allow them to raise their children in the land of the free.
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