This is a major issue for some people. I have a friend who's daughter is half American and half Philippines. They moved here when she was a very young child and she only knows Thailand as home. She's at University here so is now on an education visa, but once she graduates she'll have to find a job or leave Thailand. She's in a position where this is her only home, yet she could be forced out after growing up her. She doesn't need a job to stay here from a financial point of view as she can live with her parents for free.