The Romeikes are a family forced to flee persecution in Germany because they were homeschooling their children. They requested asylum in the United States. While they were not ultimately granted asylum, they were granted “indefinitely deferred action status.”
Then, in September 2023, without any prior warning or explanation, the Romeikes were told that they are being deported, and have four weeks to obtain passports to Germany. That deadline is rapidly approaching.
Congress can stop this deportation from happening. A private bill is a special type of legislation designed specifically for situations like this, and the Romeikes just had one filed on their behalf.
Here is where you come in:
H.R. 5423 was introduced and would make the Romeikes eligible for an immigrant visa or permanent resident status.
H.R. 5423 needs support. The more the better, and from both sides of the aisle. The important point is that this isn’t a partisan issue! This family was allowed to stay in the country by presidents from both parties. They have been integral members of their community here, and deportation amounts to condemning them for exercising freedoms that all elected officials swear are inalienable to all mankind. This is a perfect opportunity for bipartisanship.
Will you please stand with the Romeikes and ask your representative to support H.R. 5423?