Immigration Push: A New Approach to Agelong Resistance

Ujunwa P. Okeahialam


Migration is a universal phenomenon but becomes more problematic when it is trans-national. Though similar reasons may influence both forms of migrations, there are heightened fears among people towards those they consider as non-natives. These fears have always been resisted leading non-natives to either fight their way or beg to be integrated. The idea of resistance fits the perspective of nationalism as a theoretical framework. On the other hand, the various manners of trying to overcome the acts of resistance in most recent times like joining a caravan, wielding a flag, jumping a wall, etc. cannot be called fighting in the true sense neither can they be called begging at the same time. This work using secondary data, considers these approaches as novel and deserving of new responses. In its absence, it amounts to mere elitism demonizing those applying their age long known resistance to confront what they fear.

Keywords: Migration, Nationalism, Resistance, Fighting, Begging,

DOI: 10.7176/PPAR/10-3-04

Publication date:March 31st 2020

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