German family to take asylum appeal to Supreme Court

German family to take asylum appeal to Supreme Court

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We first brought you the Romeike family's story four years ago. We first brought you the Romeike family's story four years ago.

MORRISTOWN (WATE) - A German family here in East Tennessee is taking their appeal for U.S. asylum all the way to the Supreme Court.

We first brought you the Romeike family's story four years ago.

They felt compelled to home school their children because of their religious beliefs, but German law requires all children to be enrolled in public or private schools.

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.

The family's attorney said they're preparing to ask the Supreme Court to hear the case.

They're also working with Congress to try to change asylum law.

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