Renouncing U.S. Citizenship – Second thoughts
You better be careful what you wish for, you must might get it!
The internet is abuzz with discussion about U.S. citizens wishing to expatriate.
So, far the comments have been dominated by:
- those who desire to to renounce U.S. citizenship
- those who are desperate to demonstrate that they lost their U.S. citizenship when they became citizens of another country
- those who are basking in the glow of knowing they are no longer U.S. citizens
But, there is anther side. Are there people who renounced U.S. citizenship and are now regretting it?
I received the following message from somebody who recently renounced U.S. citizenship:
I renounced US citizenship for a variety of reasons (a year ago) and am feeling more and more like did I make a mistake. I think things are horrible in the US but it seems so hard to find a place that is both open to immigrants and that offers me some of the opportunity I definitely experienced in the US. My family wants me to go back so much, but I really am opposed to so much of what the US is doing both in the US and without. But I am really struggling with doubts and fighting depression over my situation.
Any advice for building a support network? Thank you so much.
What are your thoughts on this? What advice would you give this person? Should there be a support group for those who have renounced U.S. citizenship? Many believe that renouncing U.S. citizenship will be the end of their problems. Will it be the beginning of a new set of problems?