WATCH: Homeschooling family fighting to stay in U.S. open up to Glenn Beck

For the past few weeks, Glenn and TheBlaze have been following the story of the Romeikes, a family of German immigrants who came to the United States in order to have the freedom to homeschool their children. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike wanted to home school their six children in Germany, but such a practice is illegal in their native country. The Evangelical family were granted refuge in the U.S. in 2010, but now the DHS is claiming that German laws banning homeschooling do not violate the family’s human rights and are not grounds for asylum.

Watch Glenn give the Romeike family’s story below:

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And below the family open up about their experiences:

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  • Anonymous

    The compulsory education law in Germany dates back to the “Principia
    Regulativa” in Prussia (1717) and more important the Constitution of the
    Weimar Republic (1918, Article 145). Hitlers “Reichsschulpflichtgesetz” (1938)  wasn’t more than an administrative precisement of already existing laws.

    Most countries within the E.U. allow homeschooling. Many of them are direct neighbours to Germany, like Denmark, France, Austria and the Netherlands. Why didn’t they go there in the first place? E.U. citizens don’t  even need Visas or residence permits to do that.

    And if they want to live in the U.S. , why don’t they simply apply for a visa, a green card or permanent residency? That would make things a lot easier for everybody involved.

  • Draxx

    Immigrants of all different kinds of nations state how nice it is to live in America, and to escape prosecution for trying to live their lives the way they want to…

    Soon, we will no longer be a beacon of hope for others (and ourselves) if things continue in the fashion that they have been by these (in my opinion) Horrible Progressives and their Damn Agendas!!!  If we are not teaching our kids to do harmful things to others or themselves, and as long as they have the skills to deal with life, We Should Be Left Alone!  We do not live in ancient Sparta were the State Owned The Children…

  • Draxx

    My prayers go out the this family in their time of need…

  • Anonymous

    Illegal aliens!
    Gee I wonder why you don’t oppose these illegal aliens. Couldn’t be racism against Hispanics, could it?

  • Anonymous

    Especially Mexicans!

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.jorgensen.144 Susan Jorgensen

    This family deserves to stay, 
    We must preserve the option for Home school  not just for the people who wish religious freedom but I was blessed with a genius child that the schools were labeling a problem child who should be medicated.  We home schooled and let her rocket as fast as she could.  Instead of Spanish she took 2 years of Japanese 2 years of Russian, and Japanese History, she read foundational classics of her own choice like Dantes Inferno  Without this outlet for children that do not thrive in the box, they will be labeled, medicated, pigeonholed, and have the genius starved out of them.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.jorgensen.144 Susan Jorgensen

    Knowitsome, your trolling here but the answer is they asked for asylum for protection, and came here with the full permission and legal documentation required. Illegal Aliens, have snuck across the countries border and taken up residence without benefit of documentation.  You are behaving like a race baiter and hate monger

  • Anonymous

    1.  I am sorry, but not being able to home school your kids is not a violation of human rights.
    2.  I find it disgusting for Glenn Beck to try and make such a huge deal of this, when it is not. 
    3.  Are these kids really being educated properly or are they automatically innocent simply because Glenn brainwashes his own children at home.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

     By a large margin, home schooled children do much better on testing and have far superior outcomes than the public schools.  Private schools, including church affiliated schools, have far superior outcomes.  My son went to a private Christian elementary school.  I had him tested at our local public school in fourth grade to see where his skills were in comparison to the public school.  He tested “off the charts” in written, verbal and math and I was told “we would not recommend sending him here as he would be bored to tears as he is far ahead of our curriculum.”  Recent statistics show that in NYC 80% of students graduate without being able to read at grade level. The public schools are failing miserably despite huge levels of funding.  Why do the “elite” government people send their children to private schools, or choose to home school?  Because they know full well the failing cesspools that the public indoctrination centers have become.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Let me ask you something why do you liberals go to poop flinging when you guys have nothing to debate?

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    Sam, it’s who they are.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    All I am saying no wonder they believe that they are related to apes.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    I am sorry liberals but I thought you guys hate everything that has to do with Hitler but you love this law that he put into place. Like you guys love Hitlercare aka Obamacare.

  • Anonymous

    The ban on homeschooling doesn’t have much to with Hitler. As a matter of fact it dates back to the early 18th century.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.vanbuskirk.39 Jennifer VanBuskirk

    April 19, 2013,   I  am  going   to  do  whatever  I  want,  and  you  are  not  going  to  ever  tell  me  otherwise.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    He is the one that did it stop rewriting history.

  • Anonymous

    Sigh..just google “Weimar Constitution”, or “Principia Regulativa”, go to the libary, ask any historian familiar with german history, do whatever you want. Trust me, the whole “Hitler banned homeschooling-Story” is utter bs. But i guess it sounds better, right?

  • Anonymous

    Article
    143
    The
    education of the youth has to be provided by public institutions. In their
    establishment, Reich, states and communities cooperate.

    The training of teachers has to be regulated uniform for the Reich, according
    to principles applying generally for higher education.

    Teachers at public schools enjoy the rights and share the duties of state
    Beamte.

    Weimar
    Constitution 1918

    http://www.zum.de/psm/weimar/weimar_vve.php#Fourth%20Chapter%20:%20Education%20and%20School

    I can also provide you with german links if that helps.

  • Sandie

    That is their milieu, that is what they know best. POOP!

  • Anonymous

    Ya obama and his cronies would not deport  a Saudi with extensive terrorist file and a danger to our country until his cover was blown ,But want spend time deporting a law abiding Germany family who want home school their children and teach their religion and family values. !! Since the Saudi  cover was blown as a terrorists or very strong connections to terrorists groups ! Our obama don’t want him to be question about possible cells in our country and other terrorists or his possible connections to the Boston bombings..  So obama being a good president of Saudi Arabia or Iran is whisking out the country before he can be subpoena or warrant for his arrest.like they would do for any of their spies,saboteurs,terrorists  that what I call this aiding and abetting and helping a enemy of United States Treason !!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????    

  • CarnactheMagnificent

    I’m not a parent so when I heard this years ago I did not research it. I was told by a knowledgeable new parent in Bullhead City in Arizona that his newborn was held by the hospital because he refused to get his newborn a social security number, the hospital only released his newborn only after he reported the kidnapping to the sheriff and the hospital was ordered to release the child. I was told it was a requirement BURIED within NAFTA or one of the MANY other trade treaties made with Mexico during the 80s or early 90s.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of schools common core & c scope are they breaking the law in infringing on our children constitution  right in freedom of pursuing of happiness if a child dreams to be a doctor,lawyer,pilot,general ,teacher,scientist etc to pursue your dreams is pursuing your happiness !!  It one thing for school to say you have aptitude to be a doctor ,but not for school to pigeon hole your child to what they select with special lessons,training ,emphasis ,nudges ,shoves ,more time in lessons to what job they want a student to do for work !!   Let say your child wants to be lawyer maybe just a so so lawyer ,petty good lawyer, maybe even be a supreme court justice , But the school select him to be a Gymnast from a very early age  ,give him a couple hours each day in Gymnastics be the main emphasis instead of a good general base in math,English, science so when the child decide or change his mind he not in a pigeon hole box by the school won’t have a choice because been pigeon hole in his training where want to be a lawyer even  he may be a so so lawyer that his constitution rights to pursuit his dreams and happiness ,shape his own destiny !!    Question where in the world is the A.C.L.U in protecting our children constitutional rights and civil rights.or they’re just a phony front for the Progressives ???  Plus your child is a minor it’s the parents or guardians place to make decision for the child and for him to have a good general schooling so he can make his own choice without infringement on his pursuit of happiness by a restricting pigeon hole schooling for government G.E, Micro soft etc  I hope we have many conservative lawyers to suite the hell out of school broads,states ,federal government for blatantly violating of our children constitutional rights of pursuing happiness !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.brummer.3 Adam Brummer

    Take the teabags off your eyes you willingly blind fool.

  • Anonymous

    I think Glenn theory comes close to hitting the nail on the head on common core and C-scope being in our schools !!  That a one progressive party government gain complete control by brain washing young children from pre school to higher levels and if question how loyal they to progressive party they be side line to a lower lever job if not in lockstep to lower job level !!!  Second it’s provide G.E access to expendable cheap work force already train ready to go,companies will not spend money for recruiting and looking for people with certain skills ,if a employee balk about working conditions,benefits,or have costly medicals problems find a exaggerated  reason to let him go  because it be easy to replace him with the next pre train zombie drone from school ,something like replacing a union worker easily with a ready to go non-union worker no down time or slow down !!  The Union leaders made their big money even if they’re selling out the unions  members in  future with these next generation of zombie drone ready to go there will be no unions !! I think the brain washing our children for future control of our country is only one edge of the insidious double edge sword that obama and progressive sneak in with no debate,discussions or informing parents and in another post I will explain the possible other edge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Government gets their pursuit or dreams of  greed of complete control and power ,companies get their greed of  expendable cheap labor for bigger profit will not have to look for,recruit or the need of extensive training,,speed up reduction Unions power until they fade out Most is that our children will lose out in their constitutional right to pursuit their dreams and happiness so government can pursuit greed for power and control and companies can go after greed for bigger profits at our children expense !!!!!!!!!!  Where in the world is our Supreme Court with this blatant infringement on our constitutional rights to pursuit happiness ?????????????????????

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.brummer.3 Adam Brummer

    Judging from the syntax of your posts I’m going to guess you were home schooled. 

  • Anonymous

    I guess if someone raise some good questions or possible scenario you retort to labeling them not confronting the arguments or debating pro or con question are you one of obama none thinking zombies on the the take for freebies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????????

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.brummer.3 Adam Brummer

    No, it’s not who they are. It’s who Knowitsome is. Stereotyping only exposes YOUR ignorance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.brummer.3 Adam Brummer

    It’s hard to confront jibberish. Go take a 3rd grade English class. Zombies only exist in the minds of young children and parrots.

  • Anonymous

    I feel sorry for you your so smart you do not even realize your a obama zombie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Now for the other possible edge of this double edge insidious sword not cover yet  that obama and the progressives sneaky  place in our schools without informing parents,citizens ,with no debates or discussions !!!  Let face the facts obama and progressive already have control over large portion of our population by obama care,obama food stamps,obama housing ,obama heat,obama phone,obama electricity obama freebies for the don’t care to work crowd /,obama MONEY etc with social security, ,medicare !!!!!  Now obama want gain more control of a another large segment of our population is working class parents he doing this by holding children as hostage !!!!!!!!!! The progressive and obama are setting precedent that your children are property of the state ,more and more it’s the school is fully own & responsible for your child well being and reversing the parent status with the child. in having full control of every aspect of their child life ,what school to attend,what being taught,have teacher of good standing,values/ what,religion etc. Now the progressive and obama are reversing the role of the parents even if they paying taxes and the government and teachers are working for them !!  He making the parents out just people who running a boarding house for children and the school and government is full control and responsible for children they will dictate every aspect of children time at the boarding house and what they are expose to. Which will go well beyond blatant neglect  or abusive care they may use these in exaggerate way to get what they want !!  Now if your tea party,NRA, watch or listen to conservative talk shows,Fox news, Rush ,Glenn Beck ,promoting Christian and Jewish believes and value ,not in lockstep with obama the school might consider your a back influence on their children and threaten to take them away and you never see them again control control of parents with children held hostage by the state !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Now al gore already telling children your parents are stupid ,what are the school brain washing children about their parents if they’re not in lock step ,they be like the Nazi youth group reporting on their parents oops you gave child a ice cream sundae ,took them to a Tea Party event,let them stay up too late  one night ,need permission to take them out state on vacation ,forgot your boarding house will un annouce inspections with no warrants make sure parents toting progressive line with children not expose to views that are not in lockstep with obama and the progressive !!!!!!!!  Is the school are completely responsible for the children then they have right to look into every aspect of the child life just as parent use to do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Control Control !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    There is a fine line between scepticism and paranoia buddy!

  • Anonymous

    Or we are not going be like China or Russia  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

     I say one thing about you , you sound far more intelligent than that Adam Brummer  !!!!!

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Sam Fisher

    Get out of mommies basement and come into the real world.

  • Draxx

    I don’t even know what to call people anymore…

    Friend…
    Foe…
    or
    Comrade…