NO ESCAPE?- BLEAK FUTURE FOR SECOND PASSPORT HOLDERS
16 DEC 2012 By Grandpa
Thirty years ago the 1st Hill PT books came up with this unique idea :
Obtaining a 2nd Passport well in advance of any problems would provide
an insurance policy for escape – a get out of jail key – in the event
things became too hot or it was for any reason difficult to stay in
one’s home country.
This home country we call Big BrotherLand . It could be any country,
but the USA ( the only one that taxed their overseas citizens) provided
many an interested customer, and is the main BB.
If 2nd Passports were obtained legally by “naturalization,” but in
a variant name, we assumed they were legal for all purposes, including
travel to countries where no visa was required. They also provided good
cover/title for holding secret assets offshore, i.e. a “banking
THINGS HAVE CHANGED
A Swiss bank is currently paying a fine of a Billion Dollars for
knowingly dealing with Americans who sought to conceal their holdings
with a 2nd passport ploy or by other means. The individuals themselves
of course face huge fines—and drastic criminal penalties. Note: These
can be enforced only against Americans who still live in the USA or
whose whereabouts are known and only if they are worth kidnapping. Once
ass and assets are totally out of the jurisdiction, and unknown to
authorities, they & you are off the radar.
A 2nd Passport was a good idea at the time–1970 to 2000. But in the
ensuing years, some 35,000 passport providers, scammers, and others
have peddled thousands of good, bad and fake 2nd passports to most of
the rich people of the USA– They were sold for serious money to the
wealthier people of most developed countries of the world.
Another category of 2nd passport buyers are economic refugees from
countries whose passports were not good for visa-free travel. These
included Taiwan, China, Russia, India, Brazil, Africa & etc. The
perceived problem of illegal aliens and people smuggling of job seekers
and prostitutes is a different issue — not for this short report.
THE COVER WAS STOPPING TERRORISTS BUT IT WAS ALWAYS TAXPAYERS THEY WERE
One cannot expect that a government going down the drain financially can
pay no attention to the fact that a substantial percentage of their most
productive business owners and best taxpayers WERE/are leaving the
country. Many already have legally issued 2nd passports. They used them
successfully for escaping taxation and regulation. What regulation?
Stuff like you can’t bribe a corrupt cop in a foreign country like
Mexico who will throw you in jail on a false drug charge if he doesn’t
get $20. If the facts about the bribe come out, you face 5 years in an
Many Americans also have secondary physical and legal residences
outside their home countries to use in case of emergency. Some American
expats are totally moved out already. Many wealthy and productive
Americans individuals are currently standing in long lines at
Consulates–waiting six months or more to renounce their USA citizenship
-thereby to escape regulatory and tax burdens that no other countries
PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE NEEDED TO REACT, TO STEM THE TIDE &
THE RELOCATION OF TAXPAYERS.
They are doing just that. In 2010 many holders of 2nd passports with
foreign bank accounts were told in Switzerland and Europe generally that
if they were born in the USA, they would still be considered Americans,
and their foreign accounts would be closed . Why? Because there are now
all sorts of new fines and criminal penalties against banks, brokers and
others who dealt with past, present or possible “toxic” Americans.
BUT HERE IS THE WORST NEWS–NEWS THAT HAS NOT BEEN REPORTED ELSEWHERE.
In recent years, certain small countries came up with investor passport
deals that were established by law, and perfectly legal in their own
countries. In places like Latvia, Austria, Macedonia, St. Kitts,
Dominica, and most Central & South American countries. There are
currently schemes whereby, a foreigner can invest or donate substantial
funds , typically in the $50,000 to $1,000,000 range . When this is
done, they get more or less instant citizenship & passports.
Now, Big Brother is reacting as might be expected: By quietly exerting
pressure on border control officers. “Look carefully at any people
transiting or entering your country. If they don’t seem to fit the
profile of “real” citizens of that country whose passport they are
using,” Then border guards are asked to confiscate all papers and
personal communication devices & memory storage sticks to carefully
ascertain where they are really from. And then to arrest them for
traveling on false documents. These “criminals” are then tossed in jail
on remand. We are reliably informed that this is currently happening in
Europe today -December 2012!
We have just learned of several people jailed for exactly this. A brand
new Big Brother tactic.
They confiscate all passports the traveler is holding, declaring them
“false.” Legality of the passport in the country of issue is no
defense. The holder will be detained, brought to trial, and fined—Then
probably deported to his “real” country.
Americans it seems can and will now be prosecuted if they paid money for
a foreign passport. Legal program or otherwise—it makes no difference.
In Europe, the holder of an investor passport or a new Paraguayan who
doesn’t knowat least a few words of the official Guarani language could
be sentenced to 5 years in prison for the crime of traveling on false
documents. The place where they are detained has the right to declare
any passport false and invalid . Current policy is to detain anyone on
“suspicion” for any reason – or no reason at all.
To understand this new policy think back to the days of Hitler and
Stalin. Could a German or Russian escape his obligations to the
Fatherland/Motherland by simply leaving his country of origin and
acquiring the passport of say, El Salvador ? Of course not. Once Russian
or German, they were always property of the State and subject to their
home country regs. If they didn’t spy, show up for military service, or
do exactly as they were told, they could be kidnapped, brought back
home, or in some cases — like that of Stalin’s personal enemy, Trotsky
in Mexico — simply assassinated. Friendly countries to Germany or
Russia in the bad old days co-operated . They sent back their citizens
for torture, death or forced military service.
After world war 2, the USA returned to Russia about 100,000 liberated
Russian (USSR) prisoners of the Nazis in American hands. They were
returned to Stalin’s tender mercies . He had them all tortured to death
for the “crime” of surrendering or being captured alive. Friends of
the USA will now do the same with American expats in their
custody…This has not happened in bulk yet, but it will happen in 2013.
2013! Destined to be “Not a lucky year” for some
And so it has come to pass, that the USA has become a police state with
the new policy of “once American, always an American Asset.” It will
not matter what foreign passport was acquired, or where a former
American is a legal resident in a foreign country. People with (to me)
legitimate investor passports are already being arrested in Europe and
held for traveling with what is now defined as fraudulent documents.
The USA and its EU allies feel that any passport acquired for money
i.e. “investment” is a fraudulent passport. Likewise, without what they
regard as a “real-bona fide” foreign residence and a real bona fide
citizenship the American state will no longer accept many
renunciations of citizenship. And if they did already, — the
renunciation can & will later be canceled. Why? For any reason that the
Americans will cook up –if & when they want to go after any specific
Thus, it is our advice, and our opinion, that in the future, a foreign
marriage, residence, or anything else that could lead to obtaining a
legal 2nd passport can & will be disregarded by the American State and
their supplicant states. Any passports, legal or otherwise obtained can
be disregarded as false and fraudulent. Holders of all such documents
are advised to never use them for travel\ing or crossing borders again.
Our further advice? If one legally
1) Gains a foreign Citizenship
2) Actually and physically leaves the original home country, and
learns the language, laws and customs of his new country, and
3) KEEPS A VERY LOW PROFILE and then
4) Develops substantial ties there, and
5) Never has any further contact with any Americans & above all,
6) NEVER RETURNS TO THE HOME COUNTRY–
Only then—and only for the foreseeable future– will there be no
substantial risk that the ex- American will be harassed , kidnapped ,
brought home to face charges for offenses committed abroad, or
challenged about financial non-reporting, etc.
The bottom line as we see it is that an American living the PT life
and/or traveling the world on a 3rd World passport like that of Belize
or Honduras can now be stopped and arrested anywhere, If he does not fit
the profile & live permanently in the country of the passport he
In the future it is likely that a traveler who doesn’t snugly fit his
documents will be jailed for a few months and then be deported to his
“real” country of origin. ONCE there HE WILL BE “punished” again for
what will be called traveling on a false document and plus, something
like a “treasonable attempt to avoid his national obligations.”
AND THUS, OUR TITLE: NO ESCAPE?- BLEAK FUTURE FOR SECOND PASSPORT
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