By Eric Wearne
The United States government – our federal government – has taken what some might consider an alarming position in the question of whether families that prefer homeschooling can seek asylum here when teaching children at home is considered a crime in their own countries, punishable with prison terms and even having children removed from parental custody.
The U.S. position is pretty straight and forward, as it is being argued in a Tennessee case that involves parents from Germany who came here in 2008. The U.S. Department of Justice in federal court documents has argued that home schooling is not grounds for seeking asylum. The case has not finally been decided but Uwe and Hannelore Romeike could lose…