I know Warren Kinsella is smarter than this:
Um, no. From the second chapter of Luke [ESV]:
1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
Got that? Joseph and Mary and the as-yet-unborn child were headed for Bethlehem because it was the Roman law. In no wise were they refugees or immigrants.
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— McG (@mustacheofdoom) December 9, 2016
That would help, yes.