A man with known terrorist connections is being allowed to stay in the US but we are deporting a family because they are home tutoring their children.
A Syrian national who is a known associate of the 9/11 hijackers never has to worry about deportation by the U.S. government. Daoud Chehazeh last November received political asylum for a third time after a series of bureaucratic screw ups at the federal level. [Full story at Fox News] Eric Holder can’t find a way to deport him? Really?
Daoud can stay but people who home tutor their children can not!
Eric Holder hopes to deport a family of German Evangelical Christians who fled Germany so they could be allowed to home school their children.
Mr. Romeike, the childrens’ father said:
“It’s our fundamental right to decide how we want to teach our children,” says Uwe Romeike, an Evangelical Christian and a concert pianist who sold his treasured Steinway to help pay for the move.
Romeike uprooted his family in 2008 after he and his wife had accrued about $10,000 in fines for homeschooling their three oldest children. German police came to their doorstep and brought their children to school against the parents’ wishes. “My kids were crying, but nobody seemed to care,” Romeike said. [Time Magazine]
Germany strictly bans home schooling.
The Romeike family face fines, prison time and are faced with the prospect of losing custody of their children if they are returned to Germany.
One can receive asylum in the US for two reasons: persecution for religious reasons and persecution of a “particular social group.”
On January 26, 2010, Memphis federal immigration judge Lawrence Burman granted the Romeikes political asylum, ruling they had a reasonable fear of persecution for their beliefs if they returned to their German homeland.
Judge Burman also denounced the German policy heatedly. In a statement, he called it, “utterly repellent to everything we believe as Americans.”
Alarmingly, Eric Holder’s office is working to deport this family, contrary to the legal ruling. It is particularly alarmingly because Barack Obama and Eric Holder have come out against the freedom to home school based on it not being a fundamental freedom. [Full story at IS]
So, I ask you, who represents more of a threat to this administration? Obviously, the people who are not allowing their children to be indoctrinated with what they want them indoctrinated with.