Only 24 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case involving a German homeschooling family, putting members on the path for potential deportation to the persecution they would face in their home country, the federal bureaucracy blinked.
And confirmed that the Romeikes will be allowed to remain in the United States indefinitely, unless, of course, they turn to crime for a livelihood or something like that.
It was on Monday that the Supreme Court released its decision to refuse to intervene in the family’s plight. Members had been granted asylum in the United States in 2010 when a federal judge ruled they would be subject to persecution for their beliefs if returned to Germany.
But the Obama administration refused to accept that, appealing to a higher court, where judges lined up against the family and said they should be sent back to Germany, and persecution. The high court’s refusal to intervene left that ruling standing.