I hadn’t written about this before, but I had been following the case of Mohammed Karim Azizi, a 15-year-old boy from Afghanistan who had been missing since October. He was in Ohio on a cultural exchange thing, living with a host family and going to school. He disappeared in Indianapolis after going to an FFA (Future Farmers of America) convention. He had cleaned out his school locker, which indicated he was planning to leave.
There were a lot of comments about how perhaps he had joined a terrorist cell or some such thing, but the police focused on the theory that Mohammed had defected to Canada. If Mohammed obtained political asylum in Canada and citizenship, he could bring the rest of his family over. He has seven siblings and his dad is a shopkeeper.
Well, word got out today that Mohammed Azizi has indeed been found in Canada, though it’s unclear whether or not he’s applied for asylum. Best of luck to him, whichever path he chooses for his future.