The Home School Legal Defense Association is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of a homeschooling family from Germany that has been denied asylum in the U.S. by the Department of Justice.
The Romeikes fled to America to escape government persecution over homeschooling. Initially granted asylum, the Obama administration appealed that ruling and won the case. Because the Sixth Circuit has upheld the decision, HSLDA chairman Michael Farris says the case is going to the Supreme Court.
“The chance of any case being heard by the Supreme Court is an uphill climb,” he tells OneNewsNow. “It’s a difficult challenge; it always is. We need people to be praying about this. I think this has a chance a little better than average perhaps, because of the nature of the case, but we recognize there is no guarantee the Supreme Court is going to take this case.”
Farris says HSLDA is already working with Congress on legislation to protect the Romeikes if the appeal to the Supreme Court fails.
“In fact, we’re working on legislation right now in the background to make sure that Congress has the opportunity to attach a provision to a bill that’s going to go through to protect this family and other families that are similarly situated,” he explains.
The Romeikes face thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time if they are forced to return to Germany.
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