After the most shocking U.S presidency election result 2016, many Americans have announced of migrating to another country. Though it might seem like a joke, but many A- list celebs, and also the public stated similar intentions. Yesterday, the Canadian Immigration website has crashed after the Donald Trump was elected as the President of United States. The ‘Citizenship and Immigration Canada’has broken due to many people looking to migrate to Canada.
Lena Dunham, the star of the TV show, Girls tweeted in April,
“I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver, and I can get my work done from there.”
Donald Trump’s victory has fostered fear and anxiety among many and this similar situation was seen during 2015 general election of United Kingdom and also during the Brexit vote.
Eddie Kadri, an Immigration lawyer at Windsor stated,
“People were just in shock. I literally got messages from prominent American businessmen and women that said ‘I;m sick to my stomach. I didn’t think this would happen.”
Another immigration lawyer at Vancouver, Alex Stojicevic said that right after the election result, he stated to receive many emails.
He stated, “A lot of people can use the NAFTA agreement, ironically, to invest and buy a business in Canada and use that as a way to come. They’re debating whether they want to stay in San Francisco and Denver or move to Vancouver and Toronto. That's been happening quite a bit.”
Many Canadian officials stated that Americans living in Canada with a dual citizenship are thinking of renouncing their U.S. citizenship.
Steven Meurrens, an Immigration lawyer in Vancouver stated, “I don’t believe a lot of liberal Americans are going to move north. I don’t see any laws that Trump will pass that would be that severe that would cause people who wouldn’t move under Bush to move under Trump.”
Many think that if Trump follows through his plans to elucidate the North American Free Trade Agreement then it could provide a negative impact on global companies.
Meurrens further stated, “Every election that happens. We had people after (Barack) Obama was re-elected calling and saying they didn’t want to live in a country anymore where the government might dictate their health care and whether they had guns. We had to say we’re happy to represent you, but you might want to research the country you’re moving to a little more.”