April 12, 2013

Obama’s press secretary asked about Romeike petition

Washington, D.C.—At an April 11, 2013, press briefing, White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked about the Romeike petition. Here’s the exchange:

QUESTION: There’s a German family, came to America in 2008 seeking asylum because they didn't like German public schools. The reason why it relates to the White House is they got asylum, it was then overturned, and there’s a chance they're going to be deported. And there’s a petition at whitehouse.gov, an online petition, and it’s gotten over 100,000 signatures saying they want the President to intervene so that this family doesn't have to go back to Germany.  They think the public schools—they’ve been home-schooling their kids here in America, and they don't like the German public schools. It’s reached over 100,000 signatures. What’s the process for reacting to something like that? And are you aware of this specific case?

MR. CARNEY: I’m not aware of it. I will certainly take the question. We do have a threshold beyond which we respond to We the People petitions, and if that threshold is crossed, I’m sure we will respond. But I don't have a specific comment on this case.

Source: EIN Presswire

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