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A Christian family from Germany who fought for asylum to homeschool their kids in the United States is now facing deportation, even though they have been living in Tennessee for 15 years.
The Romeikes pulled their kids from Germany’s public school system over concerns that it was indoctrinating their children and attacking family values. Germany has strict education laws, which effectively ban homeschooling.
In 2014, the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security granted “deferred action” status to seven members of the family, but the government is now going after them.
Without any explanation, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer told the family they had four weeks to apply for German passports ahead of their deportation.
Glenn Beck is disturbed that the Biden administration is going after a law-abiding, Christian family while keeping the border wide open to illegal immigrants.
“With the hundreds of thousands that are coming across our border every month illegally, and the left says it’s all about asylum and persecution: This case IS,” he says, before being joined by the persecuted father, Uwe Romeike, and his attorney, Kevin Boden.
Romeike tells Glenn that if they are forced back to Germany, they would face losing custody of their children, fines, and possible jail time.
He goes on to explain that what his children were being taught in school “was diametrically against what we as Christians believed, so there were so many reasons we didn’t want them to go there again.”
Even the two eldest Romeike children, who are both adults who married Americans, are facing deportation.
“They applied for citizenship, but the paperwork hasn’t gone through yet,” Romeike tells Glenn, “so they are now all included in the deportation order.”
“I am so disgusted by this. This is truly a family that needs asylum. They don’t have the First Amendment in Germany. We have it here to protect people. This is what it means to bring in those who are persecuted, not the hundreds of thousands of young men without families coming across our border in the middle of night,” Glenn says.
“This is one I will go and camp outside of their house and surround their house with like-minded, loving Christian people who will just not break arms on our knees. We just go and kneel around their house in droves and we lock arms and we just pray for this family.”
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