By Heather Clark
Christian News Network
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the United States Justice Department to respond to a rehearing request filed by attorneys for a Christian homeschooling family that is seeking asylum in the states.
As previously reported, the Sixth Circuit ruled against Uwe and Hannelore Romeike last month, opining that the requirement that their children be sent to public school in their homeland of Germany cannot be considered persecution.
“[T]he Romeikes [have] not shown that Germany’s enforcement of its general school-attendance law amounts to persecution against them, whether on grounds of religion or membership in a recognized social group,” the court stated. “There is a difference between the persecution of a discrete group and the prosecution of those who violate a generally applicable law.” Click here to continue reading.