Romeike family denied asylum, face deportation

Familie Romeike
Familie Romeike

The Romeike family lost their appeal case today, May 14, 2013. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Obama Administration’s challenge to their asylum.

Mike Farris of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSDLA) and legal counsel for the Romeike family says “We believe the Sixth Circuit is wrong and we will appeal their decision.” Todd Starnes of Fox Radio reported on the decision.

Background information: The Romeike family emigrated from Germany to the United States in 2008 and were granted asylum in 2010. They claim that they suffered persecution from the German Government because they homeschool their children. Under the advice of the HSDLA, the Romeike family applied for and were granted asylum. The family moved to Tennessee where the children are homeschooled.

In 2012, the Obama Administration challegened the asylum stating that the Romeike family’s situation did not fall under U.S. guidelines for asylum. The court agreed and arguments were heard from both sides as to why or why not the family should remain in the United States.