The German government threatened to take away the children of a couple on the grounds that they were being homeschooled. So the family fled to the United States and applied for asylum, claiming that they faced persecution for their beliefs. Their application was first accepted, but later overturned, leading to a series of court battles, with the Obama administration arguing for deportation. Yesterday, an appeals court ruled against the family.
I thought the Obama administration wants amnesty for immigrants. Why not these immigrants, who–like many of the first settlers–came here specifically in search of religious, political, and personal liberty?