First Canada, now NZ: the American exodus

A day after the Canadian immigration website crashed, the New Zealand immigration website takes strain as thousands of Americans searched for options away from a country that will be led by Donald Trump

First Canada, now NZ: the American exodus

World Bulletin / News Desk

The election of Donald Trump as America’s next president has sent shockwaves around the globe – and resulted in a rush of interest from Americans in emigrating to New Zealand.

In the past 24 hours, the website of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) received 56,300 visits from the US – a huge rise on its daily average of 2,300. Within the same period, more than 7,000 Americans registered interest in moving to New Zealand, which is more than double the monthly average.

Similar spikes of interest in New Zealand were noted by INZ from Britons in the months after Brexit, with New Zealand seen as an ideal resettlement nation due to its shared cultural history with Britain.

The New Zealand Now website – which contains detailed information on living, working, studying and investing in New Zealand – received 70,500 visits from the US in the past 24 hours, or 69,000 more than its daily average.

But those in New Zealand were quick to defend their homeland with many users hitting out on Twitter and like many around the world, were equally stunned. 

 


source: The Guardian

Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2016, 09:49
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