No, People Aren’T Simply Flocking To Canada In Droves

(or maybe not): Despite the heavily touted rhetoric, available data shows few Americans actually followed through on that threat.
(CNN) Remember when your anti-Trump friends vowed to pack their bags and flee to Canada after the 2016 US presidential election?
According to statistics from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the number of people from the US applying for permanent residency between January and March rose 3.6% from 2016 to 2017.
That doesn’t exactly constitute a mass exodus, especially when looking at the raw numbers: 1,882 Americans have applied for permanent residency in Canada in 2017, just 66 more applications from the same time period in 2016.
As for visas and authorizations issued to people from the US from January to March, the amount increased a mere 1%, from 2,497 in 2016 to 2,523 in 2017.

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