Guest or …?

by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Friday, January 27, 2023, 07:01 (238 days ago) @ Padrino

On the other hand does anyone know the legal situation whereby my residency might be revoked or for that matter be expelled from the country?
I’m not expecting those outcomes but curious.

This is a question for a qualified abogado/a mexicano/a.

Just curious, but if you have your residency and plan to live in Mexico more than 5 years, is there any reason you would not want to apply for Mexican citizenship?

Last, do you consider yourself a guest? I think the term most often used is ex-pat.

I'm not a big fan of the term "expat" either. Sounds like someone who's had their Proud Boys membership revoked.

My big hang-up with Mexican citizenship is I'm really struggling learning Spanish, and I will likely never become proficient enough to qualify.

But I think I would, even as a citizen, still consider myself a guest. This is not in any way my land, and I'm very grateful that I'm allowed to carve out a very nice little piece of it to live on.

I realize I could be asked to leave at any point, either because of some governmental action or because a cartel decides they are going to reclaim land for the indigenous people...or something. Chances of either of those things happening are pretty slim. The real fear that hangs in the back of my mind is that the US is going do something incredibly stupid to solve the "immigration crisis" or the "drug problem" and Mexico will simply order all US citizens to leave.

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