“If the government now decides what children learn, and a whole generation is formed by this point of view . . . the next generation wouldn’t believe in freedom anymore.” — Uwe Romeike
Uwe and Hannelore Romeike were persecuted for homeschooling in Germany. They fled to the United States after facing exorbitant fines, forcible removal of their children, and possible imprisonment. The Romeikes were granted political asylum. The U.S. government appealed and the Board of Immigration Appeals reversed, ordering the Romeikes to be deported.
Now the time has come where the Supreme Court is again considering whether to hear Romeike v. Holder, HSLDA's German homeschool asylum appeal.
The Court is scheduled to meet on February 21, and the cases they decide to hear will be announced on February 24.
HSLDA filed the appeal on October 10, 2013, and it first came up for consideration in November. However, it was delayed when the Court ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to respond in writing to our petition.
Yet now the Court is once again reviewing the Romeike case. We are faced with the question: Will the justices uphold America as a place of refuge for those who are persecuted for their faith? We pray and hope so.
"I believe we have made a strong and persuasive argument. The fact that the Court ordered the Justice Department to respond," HSLDA attorney, Jim Mason explains, "seems to indicate that at least one justice is interested in the case, but now at least four justices must agree to hear the case."
We ask now if you will join us, beginning today, for five days of prayer? Let’s join together and pray that the Court will agree to hear HSLDA's appeal and that God will move in the hearts of the justices in favor of the Romeike family.
For more information and news updates about the Romeikes, visit >> hslda.org/Romeike