Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Religious Freedom - #4475 - VIDEO: Homeland Security Prosecutes German Homeschool Family (35,520 views) - American Thinker (2) Rand Paul: Stop Immigration Bill Until We Understand Boston - Washington Times The Internet Sales Tax Rush - Wall Street Journal (4) Michael Barone: At Every Turn, Things Were Spinning Out of Control - Townhall


Homeland Security Prosecutes German Homeschool Family - American Thinker - (35.520 views) In November 2008, Uwe and Hannelore Romeike sold their grand piano (Uwe is a piano teacher) and fled to the United States with their five children. In Germany they were paying fines and being threatened with having their children taken away from them. The facts of the case are not in dispute.....After fleeing to the United States, they requested asylum, which was granted to them by an immigration judge on January 24, 2010. .....The Department of Homeland Security appealed the immigration judge's decision to the Board of Immigration, and on May 4, 2012, the Board or Immigration accepted their argument that since German law prevented everyone from homeschooling, the Romeike family did not have a legitimate case that they were being persecuted.......The family continues to be defended by the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) which has appealed the Board of Immigration's decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The first hearing of that appeal will be held on Tuesday (April 23).....The Department of Homeland Security's priorities are definitely askew. When it comes to Muslim terrorists, it can't seem to find the resources needed to track their activities. Despite a tip from Russian intelligence and an FBI interview just 2 years ago, it apparently lost track of the Boston marathon bombers. However, when it comes to peaceful Christian homeschoolers from Germany, it is able to find the resources needed to prosecute them in order to deport them from the United States. Read more..... (1) To sign up for latest updates......... (2) To sign White House Petition to keep the Romeikes from being deported......

(2) Rand Paul: Stop Immigration Bill until We Understand Boston - Washington Times - Sen. Rand Paul said Monday that the immigration reform debate should be halted until Congress first understands what went wrong in Boston, where two brothers who came to the U.S. legally under the asylum program have been accused of the deadly bombings at last week’s marathon. The Kentucky Republican had given the immigration issue a big boost when he said earlier this year he supported taking action. But in light of last week’s bombings, Mr. Paul said things have changed. “The facts emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system. If we don’t use this debate as an opportunity to fix flaws in our current system, flaws made even more evident last week, then we will not be doing our jobs,” he said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “We should not proceed until we understand the specific failures of our immigration system.Read more.......

(3) The Internet Sales Tax Rush - Wall Street Journal - Every time Congress has taken a serious look at proposals to boost Internet sales taxes, it has rejected them. That's probably why pro-tax Senators are trying to rush through an online tax hike with as little consideration as possible. As early as Monday, the Senate will vote on a bill that was introduced only last Tuesday. The text of this legislation, which would fundamentally change interstate commerce, only became available on the Library of Congress website over the weekend. And you thought ObamaCare was jammed through Nancy Pelosi's Democratic House in a hurry. Read more.......

Michael Barone: At Every Turn, Things Were Spinning Out of Control - Townhall - Chaos. Things seemed to be spinning out of control on many fronts this week. Starting, of course, with the Boston Marathon bombing Monday. The bombers chose a significantly festive time and place for their attack. The marathon is held every year on Patriots Day, the Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord in April 1775. Even before the identity of the bombers became known, it seemed likely that they were enemies of America. And their attack was a reminder that this free and open country remains a soft target. There is no way we can be entirely safe. Read more.......

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