Record-Breaking Number Of Americans Want To Get Out Of U.S. Forever
January 10, 2019 at 3:50 PM - Views: 105 #10728
January 4, 2019
by Julie Ray and Neli Esipova
WASHINGTON, D.C. — While Donald Trump has spent much of his presidency focused on the number of people who want to get into the U.S., since he took office, record numbers of Americans have wanted to get out.
Though relatively average by global standards, the 16% of Americans overall who said in 2017 and again in 2018 that they would like to permanently move to another country — if they could — is higher than the average levels during either the George W. Bush (11%) or Barack Obama administration (10%).
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January 10, 2019 at 4:01 PM #10737Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Since we couldn’t, we found a place to make our stand and take it easy when possible, if you’ll forgive the Eagles reference. I prefer to look at it this way: If I’m stuck here, then the ruling elite is stuck with me.
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January 10, 2019 at 4:40 PM #10773
January 10, 2019 at 4:47 PM #10780jwirrParticipant
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I am elderly and poor and I would not leave my disabled daughter here without my help for any security in the world. So I just hope that they think about those of us they are leaving behind. I must stay and fight.
January 10, 2019 at 5:07 PM #10788VanflowerParticipant
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Not too many other countries have such an open border, safety net/welfare and are as welcoming as the USA.
January 10, 2019 at 5:12 PM #10791
Before and after Trump’s election, many Americans — particularly Democrats — threatened to move to Canada (as Republicans did after Obama was elected). Canada always has been one of the top desired destinations for Americans, but that desire has only increased since Trump’s election. In 2018, more than one in four Americans (26%) who would like to move named Canada as the place they would like to go, up from 12% in 2016.
It’s important to note that people’s desire to migrate is typically much higher than their intention to do so — as such, it is unlikely that Americans will be flocking to the Canadian border. In fact, since Trump’s election, Canadian statistics show only a modest uptick in the number of Americans who have moved to Canada.
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January 10, 2019 at 5:37 PM #10808OCMIParticipant
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She stated, out of the blue, that her plan is to complete college and qualify for a profession that is in high demand so she can move to Canada where she could become a citizen and not have to worry about medical insurance ever again.
This is a child who was born to young parents who have struggled at various times to keep her covered by insurance. On the few occasions when they’ve had to use Medicaid, the bureaucracy involved has been onerous, and coverage has been cancelled in error with a months long wait until it can be reinstated.
At some point the US will be facing a major brain drain due to the fiasco that is our social benefits network, and this is something which should concern business leaders.
IMO, any business (other than insurance companies) who is not shouting for Medicare-for-all is looking to completely eliminate employer based coverage in the near future, because it would make far more sense to pay extra in Medicare taxes than the amounts now required for medical coverage.
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January 10, 2019 at 5:18 PM #10797
The Top 10 Most Welcoming Countries
Portugal, Taiwan, and Mexico top the table when it comes to the friendliness of the local population towards foreign residents, but expats can expect a frosty welcome in Switzerland, Austria, and Kuwait, according to the respondents of the Expat Insider survey.
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January 10, 2019 at 5:16 PM #10794peacecorpsParticipant
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“Canada always has been one of the top desired destinations for Americans, but that desire has only increased since Trump’s election,” the survey notes.
Canada plans to take in more than 1 million new immigrants in the next 3 years
Want to live and work in Canada? That dream could become a reality now that the government has announced plans to accept more than a million immigrants in the next three years.
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National issues (slavery/racism, income inequality, pandemics and pathetic health care, weak unions) are not solved with more states' rights. Global problems (climate change, migration, trade, war, pandemics) are not solved with more nationalism.
January 10, 2019 at 5:23 PM #10799
January 10, 2019 at 5:45 PM #10810incognitoParticipant
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Most countries have impossible requirements for most people though. You can only move there if you are employable in a field where they need you (Canada).
You must have a certain amount of income per month or a huge savings account. Or if you are closely related to someone who was born there, it’s easier. I think the most lenient immigration policy is, ironically, Mexico and a pretty inexpensive place to live.
January 11, 2019 at 7:33 PM #11262
Hubby & I just sold everything & bought a place down here in Mexico… We both love it & would never move back…. Way cheaper to live & the people are wonderful….
January 11, 2019 at 7:55 PM #11273
Interesting, where in Mexico?
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January 11, 2019 at 8:16 PM #11288
Just west of Alamos, we bought a house on the ocean for a really cheap price… It’s not a tourist area so prices are really good… It’s about 8 hour drive from Tucson, AZ….
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