The judges on the U.S. Supreme Court have refused to intervene in a lower court’s order that would send a Christian homeschooling family back to Germany where they would be subject to the
persecution of the government because of their beliefs.
The court on Monday said it would not review the case involving the Romeike family, whose members were granted asylum through the federal court system to remain in the United States because of
the persecution – fines, threats, jail time and even the loss of their children – facing them should they return to their home country of Germany.
The penalties are based on a Hitler-era law that the German government still enforces against homeschooling, which the Romeikes chose because of the anti-Christian and cult beliefs being
taught in the public schools.
The Obama administration successfully fought to overturn the federal judge’s decision that would have given the family permission to remain in the U.S.
According to theHome School Legal Defense Association, the Romeike family was granted asylum in 2010 by a federal immigration judge who found that “Germany’s treatment of the family amounted to persecution. As evidence he cited state officials’ threats against homeschoolers in general to levy crushing fines, file criminal charges, and take away children, and against the Romeikes in particular for their sincere religious beliefs.”
But on the request of the Obama administration, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided against the family, saying Germany was just enforcing its law, which stemmed from the Hitler’s plan