Petra and Dirk Wunderlich from Wembach at Darmstadt want to teach their four children aged between eight and 14 themselves. Which is not allowed in Germany, they want to go to France.
But they can not go. At least not with their children. Because the district court of Darmstadt sees this as a threat to the child's welfare. Stefan Möller, spokesman of the local court, said the decision would have been a question of balancing the rights of parents and the child's welfare. The latter would have outweighed the view of the judge.
At the conclusion, the court came after a hearing of the couple Wunderlich on 12 December 2013. The Wunderlich had applied to them to transfer confiscated in 2012 parts of the custody back. The law relating to school matters was just as important as the right to submit an application in offices and authorities - and the residence determination.
Two gardeners get a visit
The youth welfare office had been transferred because Petra and Dirk Wunderlich had consistently refused to send their children to school these rights. The circumcision of custody in 2012 brought the parents do not do so. The Wunderlich, both gardener by profession, continued to teach their children at home. Up to 29 August 2013. There stood in the early morning 20 police officers and staff of the Youth Office at the door. They would have probably broken when Mr. Wunderlich had not opened.
When the door after the visit of the representatives of the state was closed again, the four children were missing from the house. The staff of the Youth Office and the police had the three girls and the boys along. The children came into a home. For almost three weeks, during which the parents were allowed to visit them once for two hours on the eighth birthday of the youngest daughter.
On 19 September 2013, there was finally a hearing at the local court of Darmstadt, which finally decided in accordance with the Youth Office to let the kids back home. This was preceded by the commitment of the parents, the children are yet to be sent to school.
Petra and Dirk Wunderlich were turned in because they did not want to send the children to school and the children were are taken away again. It is their attitude to public schooling that did not change.
"The compulsory education destroys any creativity and being a child in itself," says Dirk Wunderlich.
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The Prime Minister says the British public are worried about 'numbers and pressure' of migrants, not about their race
Fears of immigration are not about “race” or “culture”, David Cameron has said.
The Prime Minister has said that it is the “numbers and pressure” that migrants put on the welfare system and jobs market that concern British people and that the public wanted Government to get a “grip” on immigration numbers.
Speaking at the Federation of Small Businesses’ Policy Conference Mr Cameron said that public attitudes were “sensible".
He said: “I think the public attitudes on immigration are sensible and well informed. The British public recognises the fact that there has been very large scale immigration over recent years and politicians have not properly addressed this.”
“In fact in some circumstances - like the decision in 2004 to allow unfettered access to British markets of the eight countries that then joined the European union - actually made the situation worse.
"I think the public’s attitudes on immigration, they are not about race, they are not about culture. It's purely about numbers and pressure and making sure that we grip this properly and that’s exactly what I am committed to do.
“The public, I don’t think, are being at all unreasonable in saying can we please have a government, can we please have a Prime Minister, who takes this issue seriously and puts in place a proper balanced and sensible immigration system, and that is exactly what I am doing.”
Earlier David Cameron told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme that he shared the frustrations of Tory rebels who want tougher rules on migration from EU countries but said that arrivals from Bulgaria and Romania had been at a “reasonable” level despite not seeing any official statistics on their entry.
Mr Cameron said: "There aren’t any official statistics – I haven’t been looking at any unofficial statistics”
He repeated that he thought the numbers looked “reasonable” and that he based his opinions on "what I read and see and hear.”
It follows a similar admission from Downing St that there were no official figures to back up the Prime Minister's comments that levels of Romanian and Bulgarian immigration had been "reasonable."
"Not to my knowledge, no, and migration statistics are regularly reported. I believe the first set of statistics covering the period from January are in May this year," the Prime Minister's spokesman said this morning.
Mr Cameron is under pressure from backbenchers to extend the restrictions on immigration from the two nations for a further five years, but he said the Government could not take more action under current European rules.
The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman says she has been removed from life support following a judge's ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case.
FORT WORTH, TX (AP) -- The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman says she has been removed from life support following a judge's ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case.
A statement sent by lawyers for the husband of Marlise Munoz on Sunday afternoon says she was disconnected from life support about 11:30 a.m.
It says her body was released to her husband, Erick Munoz, and that the family is now looking to lay her to rest.
A judge had given John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth hospital until 5 p.m. Monday to comply with his ruling to remove Marlisa Munoz from life support.
New York Daily News Airport worker killed on the job, children left with nothing: family New York Daily News Ruben Dario Sanchez went to work in fear. The 40-year-old LaGuardia Airport cleaner had no problem cleaning airplane cabins.
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Tonya McDowell, a 34-year old single mother who was arrested for sending her son to a school outside his home district, has been sent to prison for five years. The homeless mom sent her son to elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of Bridgeport, where he was supposed to go. The case is further complicated because McDowell also pleaded guilty to selling drugs. McDowell was sentenced under the Alford Doctrine, which says that she does not admit guilt, but instead concedes that the state has enough evidence for a conviction. McDowell used a baby sitter’s address to get her son enrolled in the school, which she felt was the best place for him to be. The case drew national media attention and was similar to the case of Kelly Williams-Bolar, another mother in Ohio who was charged with the same “crime.” The state has accused McDowell of stealing $15,686 worth of education from the city of Norwalk. She was also convicted of four counts [...]
He served in the British Army for 22 years with an ‘exemplary record’, risking his life in both Gulf Wars.
But despite his sacrifice, Ray Coulson’s young family risks being torn apart by an extraordinary decision from the UK Border Agency.
The 42-year-old’s Canadian wife Shainie and their three children have been ordered to leave Britain – because he is no longer in the military.
Officials rejected Mrs Coulson’s application to remain in the UK claiming the teaching assistant had not ‘lost ties’ with her homeland.
Instead, the UKBA suggested Mr Coulson should endure a ‘degree of hardship’ by ripping up his roots and relocating nearly 4,000 miles to Canada.
His supporters have urged ministers to intervene, pointing out the decision is at odds with the Government’s pledge to uphold the Military Covenant – Britain’s duty of care to its servicemen.
Campaigners contrast his case with that of foreigners who have been allowed to stay in Britain despite dreadful crimes, such as Iraqi Aso Mohammed Ibrahim, who left a girl of 12 to die under the wheels of his car.
Mr Coulson said: ‘I feel like I’ve been betrayed. It’s unbelievable that you can serve Queen and country for so many years, risk your life by getting shot at on the front line, make endless sacrifices for the nation and then be told you can’t have your family live here with you.’
Mr Coulson, a bombardier, fought in both Gulf Wars. During the second conflict, he was part of the 3rd Royal Horse Artillery and regularly found himself under fire as he transported missiles to the front line.
In 2006 he married Shainie, now 36, while deployed at the British Army Training Unit in Alberta, Canada.
He was posted back to Britain three years later, and in 2010 Mrs Coulson and their Canadian-born children, Blake, 14, Bailley, 13, and Kallum, 12, joined him near his barracks in Tidworth, Wiltshire.
The Home Office granted her three years’ discretionary leave to remain in the UK.
In 2011, Mr Coulson ended his stint in the Army and the family moved to Leeds.
He became a telephone engineer and his wife is a teaching assistant.
In November last year Mrs Coulson’s leave to remain was about to expire so she applied to renew it.
But the family were stunned to learn last week that this had been rejected by the UKBA.
Officials accepted the couple were in a ‘genuine and subsisting relationship’.
But in a letter explaining the decision, Miss K Pickersgill, on behalf of Home Secretary Theresa May, said: ‘You and your children would return to Canada as a family unit and continue to enjoy your family life together.
‘Whilst this may involve a degree of disruption to your private life, this is considered to be proportionate.’
Miss Pickersgill told her that relocating to Canada ‘may cause a degree of hardship for your British partner’ but she concluded there were not ‘insurmountable obstacles’ to prevent this.
Last night Mr Coulson said: ‘I find it extremely unfair that because I am no longer in the Army we are being discriminated against and my family has to be broken apart.’
The family plan to appeal the UKBA decision. Home Office sources said Mrs Coulson might be able to return to Canada to apply for a marriage visa, which would allow her to live in Britain.
The Japanese government is set to finally comply with the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction on April 1, 2014. Japan has taken the brunt of criticism from the United States and other European countries of being a “safe haven” for international child abductions. The treaty, currently with 89 signatories, has laid down rules and procedures for the prompt return to the country of habitual residence of children under the age of 16 taken to another country, if requested by the other parent. Japan’s compliance of the treaty will enter into force on the first day of the third calendar month after the instrument of accession is deposited with the Dutch Foreign Ministry.
There was strong criticism of Japan’s legal system before the law, because unlike other industrialized countries, Japan’s system does not recognize the concept of joint custody. This resulted in Japanese courts almost always forcing half-Japanese children to live with their mothers, and male parents who live in North America and Europe are then left without any choice – Japanese mothers usually end up with full custody of their children. When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the U.S. in February, the premier promised action and progress on Hague Convention compliance after official meetings with U.S. President Barack Obama.
The parents of a 5-year-old boy in Kirkland, King County inWashington State are battling for custody over the boy. Although the King County Superior Court has ordered both parents to seek permission prior to flying out of the country with their son, the mother has defied the court order and is believed to have fled to Japan to have full custody of their son.
“The defendant has ignored the conditions of the parenting plan and simply defied the court’s last order,” Deputy Prosecutor Benjamin Santos stated. In late July, Maximus missed a supposed weekend visitation to Morness. When the Kirkland police went to Kawabata’s residence, as requested by Morness, they found out she already moved out. “It appears the defendant has made arrangements to move all of her belongings to Japan. … There is little reason to believe this move is not permanent.” The prosecutors of King County also believe that she left the country and is unlikely to return as she only bought one-way tickets.