The Herald reports:
It’s one thing to talk about changing allegiance to another country when a new president is elected. It’s another thing to go ahead and do it.
But that’s exactly what seems to be happening, at least in this little corner of the world.
The number of Americans who applied for a grant of NZ citizenship rose by 70 per cent in the 12 weeks following the election of President Donald Trump when compared to the same period a year earlier, immigration records obtained by The Associated Press show.
Sounds impressive, until you see the actual numbers:
Americans applying for New Zealand citizenship by grant:
November 8, 2016, to January 31,
So in 2016 0.000031% of Americans applied for NZ citizenship and in 2017 it was 0.000053%.
In 1.8 million years everyone in America will have applied for NZ citizenship.