If you are sitting at your computer pondering the possibility of fleeing the United States, you are not alone. As the orange-tinged nightmare of a Donald Trump presidency gets closer to a reality, so many Americans ran to Canada’s immigration website that it crashed from the flood of traffic.
It seems there are quite a few Americans who want to get the hell out of dodge if Trump wins tonight, which is looking like more and more of an inevitability. On Tuesday night, so many people wanted to know how to leave the United States and move to Canada that the official website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada was brought to a screeching halt.
Under normal circumstances, the website would explain how to go about applying to live in the country or become a citizen. But right now, all people visiting the site can see is a loading page that never loads.
Moving to Canada can involve various different forms and processes, depending on how long you wish to remain in the country and whether or not you are actually seeking citizenship. Most of these include having work opportunities or family ties in the country.
The spike in people trying to figure out how to run far, far away from Trump’s impending presidency is similar to what occurred following Brexit. And it looks like Canada was expecting it. Around the time it began to become clear that Trump may indeed end up in the White House, Canada’s official Twitter account posted this:
In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens. pic.twitter.com/MOuStZbSX7
— Canada (@Canada) November 9, 2016
During recent months, Canada has welcomed refugees from Syria and other countries around the world, so it looks like Canada would be open to accepting refugees from the United States.
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.