In March, TheBlaze reported about an Evangelical German family who immigrated to the U.S. in 2008 order to homeschool their children, and who may soon be deported by the Department of Homeland Security.
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike wanted to homeschool their six children in Germany, but were not permitted to do so under German law. In 2010 they were granted political asylum in the U.S. by an immigration judge but, now the Department of Homeland Security is claiming that German laws banning homeschooling do not violate the family’s human rights — the basis for their argument to seek refuge in the U.S.
Glenn Beck welcomed the Romeike family on his program Thursday evening to share their story.
The eldest of Romeike children spoke of his experience being carted away along with his brothers and sisters by German authorities and sent to a traditional school
The family explained that German media does not present homeschooling families in a fair and balanced way, thus lending to an environment that looks down on the practice.
After running into roadblocks in Germany, the Romeikes decided to seek refuge in the U.S.
“This is home for me now,” one of the Romeike children told Beck.
The Romeikes appeal to the 6th Circuit will hear oral arguments April 23. If they return to Germany, the family could face jail time.
Beck noted that, according to the administration, “there is no basic human right to educate your children as you see fit.”
“This is the most critical and crucial piece of the entire hour that you need to understand,” he added before noting that the Romeike’s are essentially going up against Attorney General Eric Holder.
“This amazing family thought they were coming to the land of the free.”
“Why is this administration fighting tooth and nail to send this family (who is here legally) back to Germany?” Beck asked.
The Romeieke family joins Beck in the segment featured below: