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Biden Admin “finally found asylum-seekers it opposes”

Biden Admin “finally found asylum-seekers it opposes”

Romeike family faces deportation after 15 years in the U.S. after losing their asylum claim based on religious persecution in Germany. If only they had illegally entered through the southern border and disregarded the asylum system completely, they would have fared better.

Tens of thousands of people — including substantial numbers of single military age males — illegally cross the southern border into the United States every week under the pretense of seeking aslyum. But almost none of them would qualify under the exacting standards for asylum, it’s all a sham in which they know that they will be released into the U.S. with an appearance date years in the future. Under the current administration, almost none of them will be deported, and almost all will stay here in one capacity or another indefinitely. Few will actually be granted asylum.

This has all the appearances of an organized invasion, with people funneled to the U.S. by cartels and others, included among them provocateurs who plant foreign flags on U.S. soil:

The Biden administration doesn’t care. It wants this.

Yet at the same time, the administration is moving to deport a family that had a viable claim for asylum and went through the process, winning at the hearing level then being denied on appeal.

We covered the Romeike family starting in 2013, when the Obama administration fought their asylum claim and sought to have them deported, DOJ seeks deportation of family persecuted in Germany for homeschooling:

The Romeikes are devout Christians from Germany who wanted to homeschool their children because of what they perceived as the secularist agenda in German public schools.

In the United States, the right to homeschool ones’ own children is accepted, although frequently mocked by the left.  The homeschoool movement is thriving in the United States, but in Germany it is illegal, a holdover from Nazi-era law.

The Romeikes fled to the United States in 2008 after they faced mounting fines and the potential of imprisonment.   The Romeikes sought asylum, and were granted that asylum by Immigration Judge Lawrence O. Burman in a January 26, 2010 decision after a hearing which included not only the Romeikes but also expert witnesses on homeschooling in Germany.

You need to read that linked opinion by Judge Burman to understand the extent of German government persecution of the Romeikes and other homeschool families.

We continued to follow the case for years:

Our last post about the family was German homeschool family can stay in U.S. (March 4, 2014):

Yesterday we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal from the Romeike family, which was seeking asylum in the U.S. due to Germany’s ban on homeschooling. The parents risked fines, imprisonment and loss of custody of their children if they returned and failed to send the children to public school.

After years of fighting the asylum request and seeking deportation, today DHS announced that it was granting an indefinite deferment of deportation.

HSLDA, which represented the Romeikes, posted the following announcement:

The Department of Homeland Security verbally informed Home School Legal Defense Association that the Romeike family is being granted indefinite deferred action status. The Department told HSLDA that this meant the order of removal would not be acted on and that the Romeikes could stay

That was the last time we checked in on the Romeike family, until I saw this tweet from Mollie Hemingway:

From the news report in the tweet:

For 15 years, the Romeike family has lived in Morristown. Uwe Romeike, the father of the seven Romeike children, works as a piano accompanist at Carson-Newman University. Now, they say, the U.S. government is trying to deport them….
An immigration judge initially granted the family’s application for asylum. The U.S. Department of Justice appealed the decision, and the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals revoked the family’s asylum status, documents show.

The family, with the help of the U.S. Home School Defense Association, appealed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel unanimously ruled against the family.

“They have not shown that Germany’s enforcement of its general school-attendance law amounts to persecution against them,” Judge Jeffrey Sutton wrote for the court.

Judge Sutton said in his ruling the Romeikes didn’t prove the German Government persecuted them for their religion, because they applied the homeschooling law regardless of religion.

Since the sixth circuit ruling in 2013, the Romeikes have lived in the U.S., checking in periodically with immigration agents.

“They’re here with the approval of the U.S. government, but without permanent residency or citizenship status,” said Kevin Boden, an attorney with the U.S. Home School Defense Association.

Romeike said two weeks ago, an immigration agent asked his family to return in four weeks, with German passports, and to prepare to self-deport.

“Our oldest children were in school in the German public schools, and their personality literally changed,” Romeike said. “We wanted to help them to grow up in what they believed in, and what we believe in and not get basically indoctrinated with something we don’t want.”

HSLDA has this update: and plea for help:

… in September 2023, the Romeikes were told during a routine check-in that their deferred status had been revoked. The family was given four weeks to apply for German passports, so they could be deported to Germany. The family had no prior warning, and was offered no explanation, other than that there had been a “change of orders.”

In the 10 years that the Romeikes have lived peacefully in the United States, they’ve built a second life: they have two children who are American citizens, and two other children who married American citizens (one of these couples recently welcomed their first child).

Deportation to Germany will fracture these families, while exposing the Romeikes to renewed persecution in Germany, where homeschooling is still illegal in almost every case.

But there is still hope.

The United States executive branch intervened once before to grant the Romeikes a respite, and it has the power to do it again.

What You Can Do

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Yes, the Romeike family ultimately lost their court fight, but as we know, the people who illegally enter the country and who disregard the actual asylum system get treated much better.

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They look as though they might have ties to those terrorist families, the Osmonds and the Boones.

This is just insane

What, they wanted their house for 2000 illegal’s?

Please send this to everyone you know

A$$hats Supreme Court and the commie thugs in our government, that would be 99% of them

Fly to Texas, cross over, repeat process

    artichoke in reply to healthguyfsu. | September 26, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Just don’t apply for the passports, don’t even bother with the Mexico step, become visa overstays. What will the US do? It’s important not to apply for German passports, seems to me.

      M Poppins in reply to artichoke. | September 27, 2023 at 7:44 am

      You’re quite mistaken – this family has been targeted. Armed police/gov’t officials will come to their house at 5 a.m., break down the door and haul them off.

        artichoke in reply to M Poppins. | September 27, 2023 at 11:21 pm

        Of course they’re being targeted, congratulations for noticing. But once the storm troopers break down their doors, to where will they haul them off? They haven’t broken any US law.

        I’m almost sure SCOTUS would find that being forced to apply for a particular foreign passport violates their first amendment rights. They’ve recently ruled broadly that it protects against forced speech.

You could not make it up if you wanted to,

Biden picks the worst friends and the best enemies. Every day they illustrate their tyranny.

Do they even adjudicate asylum claims any more?

    No they don’t ajudicate them. They just hand out court cases years into the future knowing that the vast majority will not show.

      And if they do show, 95%+ are unfounded claims. But once you get an immigration lawyer, they file postponements and other legal “tricks” to put it off as long as possible. Then the appeals. It averages 7+ years to the first hearing, and appeals can take 5+ more years. At that point, they’ve been here 12-15 years, and start to file for an indefinite postponement of deportation on humanitarian grounds because they’ve “established themselves in the community and have put down roots, ”.

      It needs to change: first hearing in 24-48 hours and 97% rejected with immediate removal. Asylum seekers limited to 10k/year, like it was.

Honestly, this is unbelievable. They’re not even trying to pretend population replacement isn’t the ultimately goal.

It is time for a GOP gov. to offer sanctuary.

These people are way too white. And civilized.

A side note: The “Morristown” these people settled in was in Tennessee, not New Jersey, and certainly not our own here in Arizona.

Am reading up on occupied France and all that Germany did to them in WWII.

If they get sent home, I suggest dissent in chalk.

White – check.

European – check.

Christian – check.

Homeschoolers – check.

Heterosexuals – check.

OF COURSE these are all the “wrong” boxes, so OF COURSE they MUST be kicked out of the country.

Can’t have any of those “conservative” “right-wing” “extremists” infiltrating our society, ya know.

Sounds like they are good people. No wonder the pedophile and his fellow communists hate them.

I signed the petition.

But I wonder if they might apply to a different country instead. What about Mexico? Unfortunately they don’t have jobs there and would have to show an income stream — but some of these countries are very cheap, and they could teach both English and German and probably music and other things.

Why should they apply for German passports so they can be deported? What happens if they don’t apply for those passports? Why prepare their own path to the worst outcome?

Have the kids get accepted by some US college. Can even be a community college. Then won’t they get student visas? As for the adults, once the kids are taken care of, they can move somewhere cheaper like Mexico.

This family seems well educated and self-sufficient; plus they immigrated legally. That is, they are exactly the opposite of the Biden regime’s favorite “immigrant”—illiterate, illegal, and welfare dependent. Worse, from the viewpoint of the Prez LLC regime they are far too white to deserve asylum. Finally, how stupid is a federal judge who ruled they weren’t being persecuted?

Interesting contrast about the application of deferment from deportation by the Biden Admin who just gave tens of thousands of recent/current Venezuelan illegal aliens temporary protected status. When folks come to the US outside the normal process either via an asylum claim, an illegal immigrant coming across the border or a Visa overstay there are not any rock solid guarantees.

Heck there shouldn’t be any guarantees unless you get a green card. Look at the ‘dreamers’. We have adult illegals who transported their minor children (the dreamers) across the border illegally decades ago. Any deal made to grant permanent legal status to the ‘dreamers’ should not apply to their Parents. Nor should the birth of child in the US (anchor baby) preclude deportation of the Parent(s) who came illegally.

Come legally. Apply for a green card. Prove your worth to qualify for and become a US Citizen. If not any you are granted a temporary reprieve don’t get comfortable b/c a deportation is one decision away from revoking the generous temporarily deferment you were granted.

What a contrast to the infestation illegally crossing our borders. The Romeikes are too decent and too white. The only thing they wanted free when they got here was to practice their religion and school choice. The days of benefiting the AMERICAN CITIZEN with LEGAL immigration is long over. Now it is used to benefit the communist party currently in charge– AMERICAN CITIZENS be damned.

ahad haamoratsim | September 26, 2023 at 9:16 am

The petition can’t be signed by US citizens living abroad. Ah, well. I’m used to that.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | September 26, 2023 at 9:32 am

Of course this family is being deported. Any of them who become citizens might vote “wrong”. If one of the kids “transitions” it may save them, or maybe they should start ranting about “climate change”.

“(one of these couples recently welcomed their first child).”

Well there ya go. They’ve started reproducing, and likely had the baby baptized. The commies can’t have that.

They want to deport this, by all appearances, lovely family back to Germany and persecution … while Trudeau and Co. give a standing ovation to a literal WWII Nazi.

What a world we now live in.

I guess they are afraid they may become Republican voters someday.

The judge is stupid in a way with which I’m familiar – it’s typical of American know-nothings. They think that persecution only counts if one group is singled out, instead of looking at what is being done to anyone who dissents.