Asylum-Seeking German Homeschoolers To Appeal to Supreme Court

Last chance to avoid deportation?


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Attorneys for Christian parents who fled Germany in order to home school their children but have been denied U.S. asylum said they are preparing to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and were working with Congress to try to change asylum law.

The Romeikes (roh-MEYE-kees) moved to Morristown in eastern Tennessee in 2008 after an escalating fight with German officials that led to fines totaling 7,000 euros, or more than $9,000. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike said they feared that if they stayed in Bissingen an der Teck in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, their children could be taken away because the family refused to comply with a law mandating that all children attend school.