In a case with international ramifications, Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman granted the political asylum application of a German homeschooling family. The Romeikes are Christians from Bissinggen, Germany, who fled persecution in August 2008 to seek political asylum in the United States. The request was granted January 26 after a hearing was held in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 21.
In 2003 the highest administrative court in Germany, which interprets its federal Constitution, ruled in the Konrad case that it was permissible for parents who have jobs that require them to travel—such as circus performers and musicians—to homeschool, but homeschooling was prohibited for parents who wanted to for reasons of conscience. The highest criminal court said in the Paul-Plett case in 2006 that the government was allowed to take custody of children whose parents want to homeschool for reasons of conscience.
Answer by waldorfmom at 12:54 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Legal breif in the Romeikes case (PDF)
Answer by tnmomofive at 11:56 AM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:04 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
I don't care, that's the laws in Germany If they want to change them they can go about doing them by electing officials that agree with their stance
I am more concerned with the laws in America that I don't agree with
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:15 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Some said this could never happen in a free country...well its happening.. heres more on the Romeikes story ...
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:24 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
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Answer by tnmomofive at 12:38 PM on Feb. 11, 2010