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To Flee or to Fight - Hard Choices for the Persecuted and Oppressed

There was a time when expanding nations gladly welcomed people persecuted and oppressed in their native lands. From famines, economic hardships and religious persecution, masses of people were accepted into lands of opportunity and of liberty.

However, today, given the declining number of doors left opened abroad to those persecuted and oppressed, the election to flee might have to yield to the fight option in order to ensure the non-extinction of these people.

To fight and not to flee is a hard choice for those experiencing near annihilation of their culture and communities. Having young and dependent family members, to flee has often been the most logical option to those facing persecution and oppression.

Yet, in these times of harsher political and social attitudes toward new immigrants in the traditional places of refuge and of comfort, more would-be immigrants might be forced to elect to fight for their homes and for their beneficial rights within their nations instead of fleeing. But how and with what could they fight?

That unity and numbers represent strength should be more than sufficient for these people to organize themselves into political action units so as to demand more from their local governments. Moreover, further means of financial help and the other implements needed to fight, could be furnished by friendly nations abroad that have expressed indignation toward accepting more immigrants upon their political landscapes. 

It is perhaps more cost effective to supply financial and other assistance to possible immigrants to ensure that they do not become immigrants rather than to wrestle with political, social, financial and right-wing fall-outs brought to wrought by floods of people at a nation's border. 

All assistance should go to the persecuted and oppressed people and not to their governments, which would use the said assistance to exacerbate the conditions of the persecuted and of the oppressed, thus creating a more acute immigration crisis in the long run.

To fight is an option before the persecuted and the oppressed that could alleviate many immigration pressures upon a multitude of nations. while ameliorating the conditions of those persecuted and oppressed.