Monday, July 22, 2013

German home schooling parents to appeal asylum decision

The German home schooling parents whose application for asylum was denied by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals plan to appeal that ruling to the U. S. Supreme Court.

The family moved to Tennessee in 2008 after a fight with German officials over their right to home school their children.  Germany does not allow home schooling and threatened to take the children.  The family had been granted asylum by a federal immigration judge in Tennessee, but that grant was overturned by the appeals court in May.
The family is being represented by the Home School Legal Defense Association.  Attorney and chairman of the association, Michael Farris said he believes the appeals court was wrong when it did not find that the German school law did not discriminate against religious minorities.

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