High Court Delays Action on German Home-Schoolers


The United States Supreme Court is delaying action in the case of a German home-school family seeking to continue asylum in America.

Home-schoolers, like the Romeike family, are often persecuted in Germany. In 2010, an immigration judge granted them asylum in the United States.

But the Obama administration fought that decision in 2012, and a U.S. appeals court sided with Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department.

The high court was expected to review the matter Friday, but the case was missing from the court's roster Monday.

The Home School Legal Defense Association, which is represening the Romeike family, said the latest inaction from the court is not necessarily a "no."

"And it's not abnormal for the court to hold over discussion of some cases from time to time," Michael Farris, HSLDA chairman, said. "Sometimes they hold cases based on upcoming decisions. Or they may want more time to discuss the case."

"It's impossible to know precisely what the court is doing, but we remain hopeful," he said.

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