(HSLDA) - In a case with international ramifications, Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman granted the political asylum application of a German homeschooling family. The Romeikes are Christians from Bissinggen, Germany, who fled persecution in August 2008 to seek political asylum in the United States. The request was granted January 26 after a hearing was held in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 21.THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Homeschooling is a basic human right of parents and their children, recognized as such by the Catholic Church and the United States of America. The law that permits the German government to persecute homeschooling families is an old law, left on the books since the Nazi era, now being used by the so-called "progressives" against conservative Christian families. Sadly, Germany is not the only European country participating in this type of persecution against families because of their deeply held religious beliefs on education. This Nazi-styled type of persecution is spreading across the European continent. Even more sadly, there are some people here within the United States who also hold to this very unAmerican point of view. Thankfully, these radicals have so far been kept in check by states rights and the United States legal system.
“We can’t expect every country to follow our constitution,” said Judge Burman. “The world might be a better place if it did. However, the rights being violated here are basic human rights that no country has a right to violate...
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'The Catholic Knight' would like to issue this clarion call to all German homeschooling families that an oasis of safety awaits you in the United States of America. My own State of Missouri is particularly friendly toward homeschooling and has a sizable German settlement along the Missouri River - going back over a hundred years - popularly called the "Rhine of the West" or the "Missouri Rhineland." I've visited there several times. It is beautiful country nestled among vineyards and rolling hills just north of the Ozark Mountians.
This call is also extended to homeschooling families all over Europe. Come to America and be protected from the extremist oppression of the New Europe. The following is a list of the most homeschooling friendly states, where homeschooling parents are not even legally obligated to inform the government that they are homeschooling their children. More legal information can be found at HSLDA.
- New Jersey