For quite a long time our family has been praying and following an
important homeschooling case.
A German family had sought asylum in the United States because of the persecution they had faced in their homeland. The question was – Would the US allow this family to stay in the US based on the persecution of their government?
This family had fled to the US in 2008 and their case had moved slowly along in the courts where it was eventually heard before the Sixth Circuit.
The Sixth Circuit eventually ruled that the Romeikes could not stay in the United States. Everyone watching the case was stunned. However Home School Legal Defense Association then sought 100,000 signatures on a petition making it necessary for the White House to respond.
Through the overwhelming 100,000 signature petition the case eventually ended up before the Supreme Court, asking the judges to review the case in an effort to see if they would hear it and praying that they might set a precedence for those seeking safety from the tyranny of foreign governments.
Many, many, many have been fasting and praying for this sweet family.
And here’s what a snippet of what was reported
on HSLDA’s site today:
Read it in full here.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a denial of the Romeike family’s petition for certiorari, sparking an immediate and unprecedented reaction.
Fox News told HSLDA that they recorded 1 million page views of the Romeikes’ story in 24 hours—an all-time high.
Although many were not surprised by the Supreme Court’s decision, it seemed that this was the last hope for the family to avoid being sent back to Germany where they would undoubtedly be persecuted for homeschooling their children.
We believe that the public outcry made this possible while God delivered the victory.