There seems to be a lot of misinformation on the difference between an expatriate and an immigrant, many people concluding that the difference is about race, and that simply isn’t the case.
People argue Americans living in Mexico, or anywhere overseas, are always considered expats, while foreigners in the U.S.A are called ‘immigrants’ to distinguish a lower class of person.
Expatriates can be from any country, race, or skin color. An expatriate (expat) is a person who goes to a foreign country to live temporarily or permanently however has no intention of becoming a citizen of the . . .