Biden Administration Plans to Deport Christian Homeschool Family After 15 Years
The Biden administration has decided to deport a Christian homeschooling family that fled Germany due to religious persecution and has been living peacefully in the United States for 15 years. The Romeike family, who settled in Tennessee in 2008, were recently informed by an immigration agent that they must prepare to self-deport and return to Germany with their passports, despite having just completed their annual check-in a few months prior. This sudden decision has left the family, and their supporters, baffled and outraged.
The Romeikes escaped Germany after facing substantial fines and threats of child removal from the German government due to their decision to homeschool their children – an act that is rarely permitted in Germany unless for medical reasons. After moving to the U.S., the family was initially granted permission to live in the country by an immigration judge. However, the Obama administration’s Department of Justice fought this decision, leading to a court battle which the Romeikes ultimately lost in 2013. Despite this, they were allowed to remain in the U.S. indefinitely, checking in annually with an immigration agent.
The sudden decision to deport the Romeikes seems to be a blatant contradiction of the Biden administration’s lenient policy towards illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. While the Romeikes face deportation, many illegal immigrants are being housed and fed at taxpayer’s expense while they await immigration hearings. Some of these migrants even have criminal records for offenses such as assault, drunk driving, and drug possession.
The Romeike’s attorney, Kevin Boden of the Home School Legal Defense Association, expressed his confusion and frustration over the situation. “It’s tough to know — is it a new official who came into ICE and is looking at this? Is it the Biden administration? Is it just the individual ICE officer who doesn’t understand this or was there some superior in the bureaucratic process somewhere who just decided they wanted to affect the deportation?” said Boden.
The pending deportation is not only a devastating blow to the Romeike family but also a stark reminder of the inconsistent and seemingly arbitrary immigration policies of the Biden administration. As the Romeikes prepare to face the same persecution they fled from 15 years ago, one can’t help but question the priorities of an administration that deports law-abiding immigrants while readily welcoming those who enter the country illegally.
Meet Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, a German couple who fled persecution to seek asylum in the US. In Germany they were persecuted for home schooling their kids, which is illegal in Germany. The Biden Admin is currently fighting to deport them.
In Germany they believe every child… pic.twitter.com/gBlXlX95cn
— 🇺🇸Travis🇺🇸 (@Travis_in_Flint) September 25, 2023
In these troubling times, the Romeike family still holds out hope. Despite the looming threat of deportation, they remain steadfast in their faith, trusting in God to make a way for them to stay in the United States. Their courage and resilience in the face of adversity serve as a powerful testament to their unwavering belief in their right to educate their children according to their faith.
This story is a clear demonstration of the alarming double standards present in the Biden administration’s immigration policies. While the future remains uncertain for the Romeike family, their plight has brought much-needed attention to the inconsistencies and injustices of current U.S. immigration practices.