OPINION: Is an expat living abroad a true American?
On this 4th of July, U.S. Independence Day, TYT publishes this article by a recent expat living in Mexico that asks if he can still be an American if he chooses to live here. Are you still entitled to consider yourself an American if you choose to live abroad?
As Vice President of Business Development for Best Places in the World to Retire, I have been told by many people living abroad that they have been told (let’s say, by their sister-in-law, Betty) that, because of their decision to live abroad, they were no longer “American”. A month and a half ago, my wife and I crossed over the U.S.-Mexico border into Mexico and became expats, which makes this is our first American Independence Day living abroad, and which makes Betty’s challenge now a personal one for me. Because I’m now living outside the US, have I become less American?…
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