5 Reasons Behind US Immigrants Voluntary Return to Mexico

Voluntary Return: Embracing the Journey of US Immigrants to Mexico Through the Eyes of Ivan Rangel


Voluntary Return, In recent years, a compelling trend has emerged—a growing number of US immigrants making the voluntary decision to return to Mexico. This phenomenon, known as voluntary return, holds profound stories of individuals like me, Ivan Rangel, whose lives have been transformed through this courageous choice. In this blog post, I invite you to explore the deeply personal aspects of this journey, sharing the intricate details that have shaped my perspective and the perspectives of countless others.

Five Stories of Homecoming, Challenges, and Empowerment in Mexico

The Call of Home

Returning to Mexico was not just a physical relocation; it was a soul-stirring homecoming. For me, it meant reconnecting with my roots, embracing the language, traditions and warmth that define Mexico. The sense of belonging and familiarity became powerful magnets, drawing me back to a place where my identity found its true resonance.

Navigating Challenges

Every journey is riddled with challenges and mine was no exception. The daunting task of rebuilding a life in a new-old land came with its share of hurdles. From understanding the local job market to adapting to the cultural nuances each challenge served as a stepping stone, shaping my resilience and sharpening my determination to succeed.

A Tale of Economic Empowerment

The economic landscape played a pivotal role in my decision to return. Witnessing Mexico’s burgeoning economy, its expanding job market and the opportunities it offered to individuals with diverse skill sets, I saw a canvas of possibilities. The prospect of contributing to Mexico’s growth became a driving force, inspiring me to channel my expertise and ambition into meaningful endeavors, ultimately embodying the essence of voluntary return.

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers

My involvement with Happen Ventures, a sustainability company, exemplifies the power of collective efforts. As the Director of Operations & Sales, I spearhead initiatives that bridge the gap between conscious companies and communities. Together, we rescue products destined for landfills, breathing new life into them and donating them to those in need. This endeavor not only reduces waste but also fosters a sense of community and compassion, embodying the spirit of voluntary return by giving back to society.

Empowering Others, Fostering Change

Beyond personal success, my journey is a testament to the transformative potential within each of us. Through mentorship, community outreach and sustainable initiatives, I strive to empower others to embark on their own journeys of voluntary return. Together, we can create a ripple effect, fostering positive change and shaping a future where individuals are not bound by borders but united by shared dreams and aspirations.


In the intricate tapestry of life, the threads of our stories intertwine, creating a mosaic of experiences that define us. My voluntary return from Los Angeles, California, to Mexico, represents a profound choice rooted in the call of home, the need to navigate challenges and the pursuit of economic empowerment. Reconnecting with my roots, embracing Mexico’s language and traditions, I found a deep sense of belonging. Through initiatives like Happen Ventures, I’ve bridged gaps, reduced waste and fostered compassion, embodying the essence of voluntary return. This journey is not just a physical transition but a transformation of the spirit, fostering positive change and uniting individuals in shared dreams and aspirations.

As I stand at the intersection of two worlds, I am a testament to the power of embracing change and turning challenges into opportunities. My story illustrates the resilience of the human spirit and the boundless possibilities that await when one follows their heart and seeks a brighter tomorrow. In every voluntary return, there is a profound transformation, a renewal of purpose, and a rekindling of hope. Let this narrative serve as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging others to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery, community building and impactful change.

With unwavering determination, boundless hope and a heart brimming with gratitude.

Ivan Rangel


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