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German family facing deportation

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On Monday the Supreme Court made news because of a case it will not hear - an appeal from a German family who fled to the U.S. seeking asylum after they were told to stop homeschooling their children or risk losing custody of them.

Homeschooling is against the law in Germany.

Although a U.S. Immigration judge initially granted their request for asylum, the administration challenged that finding and won.

The Supreme Court was the Romeike family's last hope, and Monday the justices announced they would not take the case.

Administration critics are openly wondering why the Justice Department has invested so many resources in fighting the Romeikes.

While the Justice Department wouldn't comment, in one of its briefs it argued that the family, "cannot establish a well-founded fear of persecution on account of a protected ground."

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