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QueenRunnerUp posted this thread...
May 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

What is your opinion on the family that immigrated here from Germany so they could homeschool? I think they should stay, because unlike some people who the government has allowed to stay, the members of this family areactually upstanding people, and they just want to give their children a good future. Whatbare your opinions?

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Imaginedangerous replied...
May 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I think it's yet another example of how messed up our immigration system is. I don't agree with their 'public schooling is persecution' argument, but I do agree they should be allowed to stay here anyway. If they aren't terrorists or criminals by all means let them in. That's what America is about.

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May 19, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I'm confused, if the Romeikes have pass ports and visas, what's the problem?

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Imaginedangerous replied...
May 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm

They don't have visas. They just flew over here and applied for asylum- which is where you ask to be allowed to stay without a visa because you believe you may be persecuted if you return to your home country. They claim that since the German goverment will not allow them to homeschool their children (they are evangelicals who don't agree with the school cirriculum), they face religious persecution in Germany. A judge decided not to grant them asylum on that basis, meaning they must return there. 

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Gryffindor replied...
May 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Had they applied for a VISa, then duh, let them stay. But since the applied for Asylum, knowing full well that they could be denied, unfortunately I must side with the government on this one. Now if they file for a VISA, sure. 

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Battle-For-FreedomThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
May 22, 2013 at 9:37 am

The Romeikes can't be deported from what I've heard, they have an anchor baby and another on the way.  Those babies that were/are going to be born in the US allow the family to stay becuase they are considered American citizens I believe....

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