Immigration lawyer Guidy Mamann, founding partner of immigration law firm Mamann Sandaluk & Kingwell LLP, says his firm always receives a handful of inquiries from Americans unhappy with the results of an election and looking to make a move to Canada, but “the volume we’ve received this year is unprecedented.”
“We’ve got more emails in the past few hours than we have in all previous campaigns,” Mamann says. “Americans are amongst the most patriotic people in the world and for them to actually think seriously about turning their backs on their country and American identity is actually quite remarkable.”
The tone of the inquiries is very different this year too, he notes — there’s an exhaustion, a sense of futility. It’s a “very, very historic time,” he says.“There is a visceral reaction to the election results and the perceived direction that the United States is about to embark upon."