by Mary Jackson
Posted 2/22/13, 01:00 am
The U.S. Justice Department wants to overturn asylum status granted to a homeschooling family in 2010 and deport them to Germany, where the parents likely face huge fines and criminal penalties, and could lose custody of their five school-age children.
Attorney General Eric Holder argues that Germany’s ban on homeschooling fails to violate the “fundamental rights” of Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, parents of six who are looking to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to give them permanent refugee status.