Don’t panic, gringo… yet.
Via TV Azteca (my translation):
PAN senator Jorge Luis Preciado proposes that in the event that Donald Trump insists on applying a tax on remittances from the United States then the Mexican government should impose a residence tax on US citizens living in this country.
“I would ask the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Treasury to evaluate the possibility of reciprocity if [the Trump Administration] imposes more taxes on remittances or establishes more sanctions for immigrants. We, in a joint action with the Chamber of Deputies could establish a special tax on Americans who reside permanently in our country, “said the PAN senator.
Preciado also proposed that the Foreign Ministry issue warnings asking Mexicans not to visit those U.S. states where Mexicans are attacked and mistreated and where anti-immigrant measures are applied.
“What are we proposing? That, just as the United States Department of State issues an alert for its citizens not to visit certain states based on concerns about insecurity, we want to ask the Foreign Ministry to issue an alert for Mexican citizens, warning them against visiting those cities or those states that are adopting anti-immigrant policies, “said the legislator.
I don’t think it would come to a formal “gringo-tax”, though I would not at all be surprised to see rates for residency permits substantially raised based on the applicant’s nationality.