The White House and the Obama administration, who had no problem commenting on the ongoing Trayvon Martin case, have opted to punt with ‘No Comment’ on the Romeike family asylum petition:
— HSLDA (@HSLDA) August 13, 2013
The press statement on the petition, which garnered over 126,000 signatures, is as follows:
Official White House Response to Immediate Action Requested for Romeikes—Grant Permanent Legal Status to Persecuted German Homeschool Family
What We Have to Say About the Romeikes Family and Homeschooling
The We the People Terms of Participation explain that “the White House may decline to address certain procurement, law enforcement, adjudicatory, or similar matters properly within the jurisdiction of federal departments or agencies, federal courts, or state and local government.” To the extent that these petitions request a particular law enforcement or adjudicatory action, or address a matter before the courts, we cannot issue a comment.
But while we can’t comment on this particular issue, we know that homeschooling is a popular option for many parents pursuing high academic standards for their children. Homeschooling can provide young people with the resources and attention they need to succeed academically, and we understand why their parents value this freedom.
Thank you for your petition and your participation in We the People.
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