Yesterday I noted that the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition to appeal filed by the Romeike family, in connection with their seeking asylum here because of the compulsory public school attendance requirement in their native Germany. It appeared that the ultimate effect of that denial was the execution of an order to return the Romeike family back to Germany where they would be forced to enroll their kids in school, or face the possibility of their forcible removal from the home.
Following that, no one expected what happened today: the Home School Legal Defense Association (which assisted the Romeikes in their legal battle) announced on its website that DHS is being granted “indefinite deferred action status”. This means they may permanently stay in the U.S. so long as they continue to be granted this status AND commit no crimes while residing here.
In response to the news, Mr. Romeike stated: “Our entire family is deeply grateful for all the support of our friends and fellow homeschoolers and especially HSLDA. I thank God for his hand of blessing and protection over our family. We thank the American government for allowing us to stay here and to peacefully homeschool our children—it’s all we ever wanted.”
Terrific news. Answered prayers. Praise God!