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Canada's immigration site is crashing

Canada’s immigration website is overwhelmed tonight.

If you head over to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website right now, you’ll get a server error.

That’s likely because — as a Donald Trump presidency looks like a very real possibility — the website is overwhelmed by people looking for information.

"Error: There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed," the site now reads.

A recurring theme in this election has been that a Republican presidency will lead American progressives to flee north.

As Vox’s Dara Lind explains, moving to Canada isn’t as easy as you might think — unless you have a job there. "Canada encourages highly educated, technically skilled people to settle in the country, while also carving out a place for humanitarian refugees," Lind writes. "This is a pretty big difference from the American immigration system, whose first priority is family reunification."

This isn’t the first time US political news brought the Canadian immigration site down. The site also crashed the morning after Super Tuesday.

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