“…behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying: ‘Arise, and take the young child

and his mother, and flee into Egypt, remain there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him.’” (Matthew 2:13-23) But when they applied for refugee status in Egypt, Immigration asked both Joseph and Mary for the Child’s genealogy, and the accounts differed, and they were suspected of terrorist links and detained in an immigration detention centre. Mary was not considered to be a “Woman At Risk” as defined by UNHCR, and since Herod only wanted to kill Jesus (and not his Mother, Joseph or half-brother James), only Jesus was accepted as a refugee, but had to wait for his temporary protection visa pending his security check with ESIO. While waiting for this, The family was transferred to an “Alternate Place of Detention” (APOD), which was a converted pyramid, for the next 12 years and were given instructions written in hieroglyphics on how to appeal this decision. When Joseph protested his family’s treatment, he was transferred to a higher security section “until he calmed down” (which was 6 months later).

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