Mass Migration: The Struggle Of Syrian Immigrants

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“A Syrian toddler, dead on a Turkish beach, after the boat in which his family was attempting to flee to Europe capsized at sea” (Taub). This is the scene as many lifeless Syrian bodies lay on the beaches of Greece and Italy in attempts to gain a new life. As a result of the extreme brutalization of Syrian civilians in ways of crucifixion, chemical weapons, and torture, the Syrian government has driven its own citizens out of the country as they search for stability and safety in Europe. However, migrants must face challenging terrain which results in many losing their lives along the way. A mass migration of a region’s population is, however, not always out of fear due to violence and conflict. Over the course of the 1930s nearly two and a half million migrants from New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas ventured westward in search of redemption at a …show more content…
The Great Depression and a series of dust storms had devastated their farmlands and their livelihoods. It is evident the displaced are leaving not only because of unjust governments, but also to gain a sense reclamation. Whether for government or economic motivations, the parallels are striking. Today’s Syrian migrants and the American migrants of the 1930s leave their homes out of desperation in search of a new life.
As of 2010, the Syrian government has been in conflict with its people. Since the beginning of the futile Syrian civil war, four million Syrians, nearly one-fifth of the population, have fled the country in search of civil prosperity. Syria, whose government regime “has targeted civilians ruthlessly, [using tactics including] chemical weapons and barrel bombs [have] subjected Syrians to murder, torture, crucifixion, sexual

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