Bill would protect homeschooling asylum seekers

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. Capitol 3Legislation before Congress, if passed, could provide a safe haven in the U.S. for foreign families facing persecution for homeschooling their children.

Mike Donnelly of the Home School Legal Defense Association says the legislation would allow some families to seek asylum in the U.S. each year if their governments, such as Germany and Sweden,  are persecuting them for homeschooling their children.

"It would allow courts and the Department of Justice to grant asylum," he says, "specifically on account of persecution because of homeschooling."

The plight of the Romeike family from Germany made national headlines when the Obama administration sought to deport the family but a U.S. immigration judge, citing likely persecution in their home country, granted the family asylum. 

The biggest problem now is that the provision is attached to the very controversial comprehensive immigration reform bill before Congress.

"Comprehensive immigration reform is moving slowly," Donnelly advises, "and so that means our particular provision is moving slowly."

The provision itself, the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017—H.R. 391—successfully passed through the House Judiciary Committee this summer.

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