For John, BLUF: A nation of immigrants. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is a feel good piece for Christmas, about a young boy, Bishoy, asking his parents to take him to see Santa at the Mall. Bishop is living with his parents in the United States in asylum from persecution in Egypt, where there is no Santa in Malls, or anywhere. Bishoy and his parents are Coptic Christians, which make up 10% of the population in Egypt. According to the article in the Tampa Bay Times, some 100,000 Copts have fled Egypt and 40,000 have sought and received asylum in the United States.
Funny about the flight from Egypt. On Sunday, the 29th, we will celebrate at Mass the Holy Family, to include the Flight into Egypt. How times have changed.
Regards — Cliff