As you may or may not know, a German homeschooling that was being persecuted (and I don't use that word lightly) in Germany is seeking asylum in the United States. Even though we accept without question millions of illegal immigrants, somehow the current administration cannot see fit to offer asylum to the Romeike family and wants to send them back to Germany.
Germany does not tolerate homeschooling, and German homeschoolers have been cruelly persecuted before. The German authorities had levied thousands of dollars in fines against this particular family and planned to put a lien on their home. If they are forced to return to Germany, they will face criminal charges, fines, jail sentences, and their children will be removed from their custody. If that doesn't sound like an excellent foundation for asylum, I don't know what does.
The Homeschool Legal Defense Association has taken on their case. A three-judge panel in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of Romeike v. Holder on April 23.
I am asking you to sign a petition addressed to the White House to offer permanent legal status to this family. The petition can be found HERE.
This petition needs nearly 75,000 more signatures in the next three weeks before the White House will give an official response. Please sign the petition, and pass the link to your friends, family, church groups, or other interested parties.
Additional information on the Romeike case can be found here, here, and here.