‘Oh, Canada!’ Trump’s Super Tuesday leading many to consider a move up North

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‘Oh, Canada!’ Trump’s Super Tuesday leading many to consider a move up North

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau.  Photo Credit: REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Chris Wattie

CHRIS WATTIE

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Chris Wattie

CHRIS WATTIE

CHRIS WATTIE

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Deepan Dutta, CU News Corps Reporter

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Trump’s big gains on Super Tuesday caused many Americans to start thinking about emigrating to Canada.

Along with Donald Trump’s big gains on Super Tuesday, there has been an unprecedented spike in Americans interested in bolting to our neighbors up north.

This insight comes from Google Trends, which shows that as Trump won state after state on Tuesday night, the number of web searches for “How to move to Canada” grew exponentially – peaking at midnight where the search term rose in popularity by 1,500 percent.

Aside from the prospect of a President Trump, Canada has other reasons to appeal to American liberals.  Canada’s newly-elected PM Justin Trudeau has been labelled by some as the “Anti-Trump” because of his left-leaning positions on immigration policy, climate change, and establishing “kindness” as a major component in policies.

Trump abruptly changes position on key immigration position during Republican debate.

During Thursday night’s Republican debate in Detroit, Michigan, Donald Trump claimed that he’s “softening” his stance on highly-skilled foreign workers.

He told debate moderator and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that he would be willing to issue more H1-B visas to these workers, contradicting his own campaign website’s promise to limit the H1-B program and make the program less attractive to American employers.

Trump also said he would be willing to negotiate the size of his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, the same wall he intends to force Mexico’s government to pay for and build.

Georgia state legislators have recently passed a slate of anti-immigrant legislation.

This series of legislation has included bills which bar undocumented immigrants from holding certain positions in local government, punish so-called “sanctuary cities” which refuse to fully cooperation with federal immigration authorities, and passing a constitutional amendment to establish English as the official state language.

Georgia’s state Senate passed a bill last week which imposes new restrictions on driver IDs issued to undocumented immigrants which clearly identifies the legal status of the holder.

Georgia’s local legislators appear to be trying to bolster their immigration control credentials before the November elections, where immigration is set to be a major issue driving voters to the polls.

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