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Auch wenn dieses Urteil ausdruecklich nicht als Praezedenzfall bezeichnet wird, bin ich gespannt, ob nun noch mehr Menschen aus DE sich auf den Weg machen werden.In the first reported case of its kind, Tennessee immigration judge Lawrence Burman ruled that the family of seven have a legitimate fear of prosecution for their beliefs.
"This judge looked at the evidence, he heard their testimony, and he felt that the way Germany is treating home schoolers is wrong. The rights being violated here are basic human rights."
In 2008, the US government received more than 47,000 applications for political asylum and granted 10,743, including four from Germany.
Connelly said this was the first time home schooling had been the central issue in a US political asylum case.
Quelle: The Guardian.
Was wuerden wir tun, wenn wir Deutschen nicht die fuersorglichen Bedenken der Amerikanischen Institutionen als Beistand an unserer Seite haetten?The couple took the kids out of school in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg in 2006 and were fined around €70,000 ($100,000).
In November 2007 Germany's highest appellate court ruled that in severe cases of non-compliance, social services could even remove children from home. Uwe Romeike told the Associated Press that the 2007 ruling convinced him and his wife that "we had to leave the country."
In 2008 Romeike, a music teacher, sold his collection of pianos and rented out his home in the village of Bissingen. The family now live in Morristown, Tennessee, in the so-called Bible Belt. Like many of their neighbors they teach their children at home.
The decision on the family's political asylum could still be overturned if the US government appeals the ruling. But Mike Donnelly, the attorney for the Home School Legal Defense Association, said he hopes Tuesday's ruling will influence public opinion in Germany -- which is part of the reason his group offered to represent the Romeikes, he said.
Quelle: Der Spiegel