Before election day, Gabi Mayers of the United States had booked flights to London.
She loves America. A lot. But she said that life is hard enough without the specter of a surge in gun sales, extremists conspiring to kidnap elected officials, and the brawl in Times Square that defies social distancing measures in a caravan of uncovered Donald Trump supporters. If Trump wins his second term on Tuesday, it will be the last straw.
“All I’ve ever wanted to do is just be happy, and have peace of mind. And I’m not able to do that in this country,” said Mayers, a 25-year-old producer in New York City.
Mayers intends to leave for about a month and a half first. She is not the only one with this instinct. Facing a country that seems to be losing its democratic ideals, some eager Americans are struggling to escape the problem.
“Since Donald Trump was elected president, there are times when I now feel unsafe in this country in a very real way,” said Jennifer Finney Boylan, a transgender activist, who helped at Barnard College. Yu is a writer and professor with the opinions of the New York Times.
“Strangers come up to me on the street and threaten me, and I’m looking at a government that has done everything it can to demean the humanity of people like me.”
Although Boylan was primarily obsessed with fantasy when he started researching where he could go, over time, this idea didn’t sound like a joke.
Boylan said: “I’m not sure that I can take another four years of this.”
She said in an column that “a generation of Americans” is experiencing the urge to “get out of trouble.”
She said: “I’m far from alone in that.”
In the presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in September, this has called a national humiliation. With the surge in Google search volume, people panic when looking for answers about how to move to Canada or New Zealand. But even if Americans start planning to escape Trumpland’s plan, they will still feel heartache and surprise.
“This seems like something new,” said California retiree Inez McGee. She had never heard anyone talk about leaving the United States before, and no one had even considered leaving the United States-even during the craziest period of Richard Nixon’s presidency, which ended in resignation.
Back in 2016, Inez, like many people, joked that he was out of control if Trump was elected. Like Inez, most people have not followed this idea.
Subsequently, a white supremacist rally was held in Charlottesville, Virginia. When a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi car crashed into an anti-racist protester, killing Heather Hayer. With anger and sulfuric acid making the country almost unrecognizable, if Trump takes office again, she can now leave the United States for many years.
At the same time, her husband, Jim, has conflict about leaving his family to retire quietly elsewhere.
He said: “This is our country.” “We don’t wanna give it up to people who are – who we feel are – misusing it.”
Trump lags behind Biden in national and major state polls, but the polls were wrong before. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 with nearly three million votes, but it is not certain who will become president.
“I did not want to be in America ruled by Donald Trump. It was that basic, and that clear.” said Audrey Edwards, author of ” American Runaway.”
Edwards started his life in Paris before the coronavirus pandemic. After returning to the U.S. earlier this year, she got into trouble in the US. Because she banned most U.S. tourists in many countries, including France.
“If Trump is re-elected – and I really don’t think he will be – but if he is re-elected, we are in the nightmare of perhaps not being able to get out of here,” Edwards said.
In addition to travel restrictions, foreigners are still severely restricted in places where they live for a long time. Able young people may be able to escape abroad through school, work or marriage. Wealthy retirees may give up their health care services and their grandchildren’s new life in Latin America.
But “I would imagine for the vast, vast majority of Americans who may want to leave, it’s going to be virtually impossible to actually go to another country,”
Said Demetrios Papademetriou, an outstanding transatlantic researcher at the Institute of Immigration Policy and the President’s Honorary Chairman.
Some Americans speculate online whether they can win asylum abroad. But Papadimitou said that just because Trump has re-elected. “It is impossible to win an asylum claim.”
Latoya Brown, who is from Alabama but lives in Ghana, shock by the endless chat on social media.
On social media, users lamented the socio-political climate in the United States and talked about their plans to leave. She wrote a book that warned readers that if they did move to a place like West Africa. They would wait for less romance.
“I kind of safeguard myself,” Brown said. “But those that are coming here, they don’t know any better.”
Beverly Bartlett, a pastor in New York City. He looked up the church in Scotland or how to immigrate to New Zealand and Canada when she heard reports that Trump might also win the Electoral College.
But at least for now, she says, she is trying to live by the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
German theologians who considered seeking asylum in the United States during World War II returned to Germany as part of the resistance and were subsequently executed.
“As much as I might want to leave, it is a privilege to even be able to think about it.”
“It’s probably better to stay here and continue to fight it, knowing that most people can’t leave.”