Eric Holder is Trying to Deport Christian Homeschooling Family Gives Pass to Illegals

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This is another despicable act of injustice from the Obama administrations Department of INJustice.[DOJ] It’s not bad enough the DHS/ICE is releasing criminal illegal alien immigrants in our country and allowing them to benefit from our health care, education system and welfare system, now there is this case where a Christian family is being harassed and threatened with deportation despite being here legally through political asylum due to persecution in Germany. They left Germany because of persecution for their beliefs and rights as parents to homeschool their children and now they are being harassed here in America, the land of the free! Please share their story and help expose this injustice by the Department of Justice under the Obama administration.

via Political Thrill
by  ALIPAC

Report from Mario Murillo Ministries USA Trying to Deport Christian Homeschooling Family Knowing They Face Persecution

Uwe  and Hannelore Romeike are Christians and the parents of six children.   When their kids attended the German public schools, they were bullied  and harassed because of being Christians.  The parents began looking  into the schools and what their kids were being taught. 

They found a  number of objectionable and inappropriate things in the textbooks that  they didn’t want their kids learning.
They strongly believed that their children would receive a better  education grounded in biblical principles by being schooled at home  rather than having their children indoctrinated by the German schools.  
Uwe said: “We knew that homeschooling would not be an easy journey.”
However, the German government had made homeschooling illegal  and actively pursued Christian families who tried to homeschool their  children.
In 2008, the Romeike family was ripped apart when  government officials stepped in and forcibly removed the kids from the  home.  The parents were fined thousands of euros. Their only hope was to seek political asylum in a country that  allowed Christians to homeschool, so they applied to the US for asylum.   A US immigration judge ruled in 2010 that the family did face  persecution from the German government and granted the Romeike family  political asylum.  The family moved and settled in Tennessee.
Remember at last month when President Obama issued his Religious Freedom Day proclamation?  He said:
“Today, we also remember that religious liberty is not  just an American right; it is a universal human right to be protected  here at home and across the globe. This freedom is an essential part of  human dignity, and without it our world cannot know lasting peace.” “As we observe Religious Freedom Day, let us remember the legacy of  faith and independence we have inherited, and let us honor it by forever  upholding our right to exercise our beliefs free from prejudice or  persecution…”
Here’s how he lives up to his statement.
US Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Homeland  Security are fighting the political asylum status.  Holder claims that  the family’s fundamental rights have not been violated by Germany’s law  forbidding families from homeschoolingThey have asked the courts to  withdraw the family’s political asylum and have them deported back to  Germany. The Home School legal Defense Association (HSLDA) is representing the  Romeikes family and fighting to have them stay in the US. 
They say  that: “The U.S. law of asylum allows a refugee to stay in the  United States permanently if he can show that he is being persecuted for  one of several specific reasons. Among these are persecution for  religious reasons and persecution of a ‘particular social group.’”
“In most asylum cases, there is some guesswork necessary to  figure out the government’s true motive—but not in this case. The  Supreme Court of Germany declared that the purpose of the German ban on  homeschooling was to ‘counteract the development of religious and  philosophically motivated parallel societies.’” “This sounds elegant, perhaps, but at its core it is a  frightening concept. This means that the German government wants to  prohibit people who think differently from the government (on religious  or philosophical grounds) from growing and developing into a force in  society.”
“The Romeikes’ case is before the United States Court of Appeals for  the Sixth Circuit. The case for the government is officially in the name  of the Attorney General of the United States. The case is called  Romeike v. Holder. Thus, the brief filed by the U.S. Department of  Justice is filed on behalf of the attorney general himself—although we  can be reasonably certain he has not personally read it. Nonetheless, it  is a statement of the position of our government at a very high level.”
“We argued that Germany is a party to many human rights treaties that  contain specific provisions that protect the right of parents to  provide an education that is different from the government schools.  Parents have the explicit right to give their children an education  according to their own philosophy.”
“While the United States government argued many things in their  brief, there are three specific arguments that you should know about.”
“First, they argued that there was no violation of anyone’s protected  rights in a law that entirely bans homeschooling. There would only be a  problem if Germany banned homeschooling for some but permitted it for  others.”
“A second argument is revealing. The U.S. government contended that  the Romeikes’ case failed to show that there was any discrimination  based on religion because, among other reasons, the Romeikes did not  prove that all homeschoolers were religious, and that not all Christians  believed they had to homeschool.”
“This argument demonstrates another form of dangerous “group  think” by our own government. The central problem here is that the U.S.  government does not understand that religious freedom is an individual  right. One need not be a part of any church or other religious  group to be able to make a religious freedom claim. Specifically, one  doesn’t have to follow the dictates of a church to claim religious  freedom—one should be able to follow the dictates of God Himself.”
“One final argument from Romeikes deserves our attention. One  of the grounds for asylum is if persecution is aimed at a “particular  social group.” The definition of a “particular social group”  requires a showing of an “immutable” characteristic that cannot change  or should not be required to be changed. We contend that German  homeschoolers are a particular social group who are being persecuted by  their government.”
If they are returned to Germany, the couple could be facing  more large fines, jail time and the loss of their children.  If this is  not a violation of the family’s fundamental rights, then I don’t know  what is.  Perhaps more importantly to all homeschoolers in America is  that if Holder wins this case, there is the possibility that it could  serve as a legal precedent for Obama’s efforts to outlaw homeschooling  here in the US.
What gets me really hot under the collar on this case is that Holder  and the DHS are allowing nearly a million illegal aliens to remain in  the US, still illegally, while trying to deport a family who only wants  to homeschool their children.  When Obama penned that proclamation last  month, he was lying out both sides of his mouth and had no intention of  doing anything for any Christian.  He’ll leap tall buildings to defend  the rights of Muslim and gays, but he’ll turn his back and walk away  from Christians.  The hypocrisy of the Obama administration is enough to  make me want to vomit.

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