The argument over whether the United States should accept more refugees got even more heated over the holidays, as many Christians argue Jesus Christ was himself a refugee in need of shelter. But some claim the New Testament shows Christ and his parents were not refugees: Joseph returned to Bethlehem with a pregnant Mary to partake in a census, not flee persecution. But Bible study groups clap back: what about the Holy Family's flight into Egypt to escape Herod's massacre? Was Christ a refugee?
Was Jesus Christ a refugee?
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