German Homeschooling Couple Files Asylum Appeal With U.S. Supreme Court

They're appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court for asylum.

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BOSTON - OCTOBER 24: Two visitors to the Boston Aquarium board a school bus for their journey home to North Andover. (Photo by Pam Berry/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

A couple who fled Germany for Tennessee so that they could home school their kids filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday asking for asylum.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike left Germany in 2008 after getting fined for homeschooling their children under their Christian beliefs rather than sending them to a state-approved and mandated school.

The Romeikes are arguing that Germany is violating international human rights standards for not allowing parents to control their children’s education.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals already rejected their claim of religious persecution in May.