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DHS: German Homeschooling Romeike Family Will Be Allowed to Stay in U.S.

I’m SO happy about this! I can’t believe it! *applause*

From Glenn Beck:

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:54 AM CST

UPDATE: In a surprising turn of events, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) announced this afternoon that the Romeike family will now be allowed to stay in America. A post on the HSLDA’s Facebook wall signed by the organization’s chairman explains the change:

Today, a Supervisor with the Department of Homeland Security called a member of our legal team to inform us that the Romeike family has been granted “indefinite deferred status”. This means that the Romeikes can stay in the United States permanently (unless they are convicted of a crime, etc.) ….



  1. Mr Ed says:

    They were only disobeying orders.

  2. Julie near Chicago says:


  3. John Galt says:

    Forgive me for being stupid and it may depend upon the particular form of Christianity they follow (particularly the American specials such as Mormonism, etc.), but why go all of the way to the United States and risk the wrath of the INS when they could go to any number of countries in the EU which allow home schooling and still have been welcomed without question as EU citizens.

    God forbid, the guy could even have come to the UK (although there are 60+million reasons why not to).

    This smacks of more going on, but I couldn’t figure out what.

  4. MikeG says:

    European arrest warrant?

  5. Julie near Chicago says:

    Family here, or friends? A pleasant or delightful or intriguing prior visit? A long-time dream? (There ARE, or were, folks who dreamt of coming here, you know.) A wish to ditch the EU altogether (oh, surely not!)? Or, yes, possibly a religious community — perhaps even with a network of home-schoolers of which they might even have been an on-line part? Americans they knew in Germany who encouraged them? A belief that the Islamic threat here is less than anywhere in Europe? A belief that Americans still hold an ideal of liberty, some of whom actually stand up for it, that seems to be pretty much in absentia in Europe?

  6. John Galt says:

    European arrest warrant?

    This wouldn’t apply if they moved to, for example, the UK as they would no longer be committing an offense in Germany and there is no equivalent UK offence as home schooling is allowed, at the present time at least.

  7. This is indeed good news.

    The basic point of America is that people can practice their religion and teach their children.

    The collectivist doctrine (of H. Mann of Massachusetts and others) is in direct imitation of PRUSSIAN practice – the worship of the State (the modern, Progressive, state of Frederick the Great and others) is the exact opposite of what America is supposed to stand for.

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