Monday, March 4, 2013

Christian refugees get the Obama boot

The Obama administration, having been happily and mindlessly endorsed by the American people in November, is now gleefully continuing toward its carefully-charted rendezvous with tyranny.  This time, the administration's agenda is being enforced by Eric Holder's Department of Justice, which is attempting to deport a German family who came to the United States for the purpose of homeschooling their children. From World magazine:

Christian homeschoolers losing deportation fight

By Mary Jackson Posted Feb. 13, 2013

A family homeschooling safely in rural Tennessee may be forced to return to their native Germany, where the parents likely face huge fines and criminal penalties, and could lose custody of their five school-age children.

 Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are looking to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to give them permanent refugee status. But Attorney General Eric Holder is disputing their case, arguing Germany's ban on homeschooling fails to violate the family's fundamental rights. 
 

The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 after authorities fined them thousands in euros and forcibly took their children because they homeschool. In 2010, a U.S. immigration judge granted the Romeikes political asylum—the first time this status was granted based on compulsory schooling laws. The judge found the family has legitimate fear of persecution in Germany, where a small group of Christian homeschooling families have already been jailed, fined, and stripped of their children. 

 But the Department of Homeland Security immediately disputed the judge's decision. Last May, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) sided with the government. It may take up to a year for a circuit court ruling, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which is representing the Romeikes.  

 That gives the family another year to freely educate their children. At a German public school, the children were bullied for their Christian beliefs. The Romeikes found school textbooks filled with inappropriate content. Still, Uwe says, "We knew that homeschooling would not be an easy journey." The Romeikes came to the U.S. when "all other doors seemed to close."  

 In Tennessee, Uwe teaches piano while the children play basketball and take science classes at a local co-op. Uwe says the uncertainty they face now hardly compares to the fear of "waking up with the police at your front door, there to take your children … not knowing if you will ever get them back." 

 The Romeike's case has far-reaching implications: "Our own government is attempting to send [them] back," said HSLDA's Michael Farris. "Something important is being said about our own liberties as American homeschoolers."

—with reporting by Mary Reichard



Of course, the Justice Department, and the Department of Homeland Security, can't be expected  to busy themselves with the religious rights of refugees or immigrants to the United States.  They're too busy ....fighting terrorism? No.  Securing the borders?  Don't be naive.  They're too busy insuring the rights of "gay" immigrants.  From the San Francisco Gate:

"Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano has officially clarified that the same-sex partners and spouses of U.S. citizens are eligible for relief under the Obama administration’s new policy of putting a lower priority on certain deportation cases.

"The action was a response to a letter from Congress led by House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat who for years has crusaded for immigration relief for same-sex couples. Heterosexual immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens are allowed to apply for immigration rights that are denied to same-sex couples under the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act."

And that's life in the United States of America in 2013.  If you're "gay," you're good.  If you're Christian ... go home.  You're not wanted here. And you may be sure that, on the day they return to Germany, the Romeilkes will face prosecution, and very likely the loss of their children to the state.

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20) 


 (Grateful appreciation to World magazine for use of the above story.)

2 comments:

  1. That's the verse, all right. Isaiah 5:20. I don't have to ask what the world's coming to when homeschooling is a crime.

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  2. The government is forcing this issue because, (in my opinion), if they can't "indoctrinate" these children while still young, they might not have useful idiots and workers who believe and follow everything the government tells them.

    Homeschooled children don't drink the Kool Aid, they are taught to think for themselves. We can't have that...

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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