Canadian immigration site crashes as Americans consider jumping ship

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Moya Crockett

The Canadian immigration website has broken under the strain of thousands of heartbroken Clinton voters attempting to find out how they can flee America once and for all.

As the world attempts to come to terms with the news that a xenophobic human Cheeto has been elected president of the United States, the official site for ‘Citizenship and Immigration Canada’ stopped working – apparently unable to cope with the number of Americans looking to emigrate to a country that still has a socially conscious, charismatic left-wing president.

The ‘Citizenship and Immigration Canada’ site usually explains how you can live in Canada or become a Canadian citizen. However, if you try and access the page now, all that is shown is a loading screen saying that it “isn’t working”.

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As it became apparent on Tuesday night that You Know Who had probably won the US election, Canada’s official Twitter account posted a tweet that could reasonably appear in the dictionary next to the definition of “throwing shade”.

Canada has led the way in accepting refugees from around the world in recent months. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party government has run a campaign welcoming people fleeing the war in Syria, and Canadian citizens have been praised for their hospitable attitude to newcomers.

To be fair, they’ve got a lot of space. A small island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia even hit the headlines earlier this year for offering a guaranteed job and two acres of land for anyone who moved there.

While Donald Trump’s campaign message was sketchy and vague in many areas, immigration formed a key part of his election platform. According to the policies laid out during his campaign, Trump’s administration will make it harder for immigrants to come to the US legally and triple the US’s existing “deportation force” – hypothetically giving the government the capacity to deport up to 1.2 million people every year. Vox reports that Trump has also spent more than a year being tutored by Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time opponent of legal and unauthorized immigration.

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Moya Crockett

Moya is Contributing Women’s Editor at and Deputy Editor of Stylist Loves, Stylist's daily email newsletter. As well as writing about inspiring women and feminism, she also covers subjects including careers, politics and psychology. Carrying a bottle of hot sauce on her person at all times is one of the many traits she shares with both Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton.

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