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German Home-Schoolers To Appeal To Supreme Court

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Attorneys for Christian parents who fled Germany in order to home school their children say they are preparing to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the asylum case. They also are working with Congress to try to change asylum law.

The Romeikes moved to Morristown in eastern Tennessee in 2008 after an escalating fight with German officials that led to fines totaling 7,000 euros, or more than $9,000.

The Romeikes say they feared that if they stayed, their children could be taken away because the family refused to comply with a law mandating that all children attend school.

In May, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals said the Romeikes did not meet the criteria for asylum. Earlier this month, the court declined to revisit the issue.

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