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The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder to respond to a request for rehearing by a homeschooling family that claims it will face persecution if forced to return to Germany as the White House wants.
The order itself doesnâ€™t guarantee that the petition for rehearing will be granted in the case involving the Romeike family, but it does give the family and its supporters reason to be optimistic.
James R. Mason, director of litigation for the Home School Legal Defense Association, which represents the family, said the order from the court was a step in the right direction.
He noted that most requests for a full panel of the appeals court are summarily denied without any further action.
We can hope that these folks will be able to stay in this country. However, if they can't, we should demand from the Europeans in cases like this people can homeschool their children in the same way they did in the U.S.
Europeans always insist that a murderer can't get the death penalty if they return him to the U.S., so for people who are actually a benefit to a country, we should insist they can homeschool their children to U.S. standards even if they are returned to such countries as Germany.