I looked into permanent visa status in Europe, Italy specifically, 25 years ago. I don't know if the rules have changed but at the time I definitely couldn't afford it. I don't know if burning a US passport gets you a discount or not.
The NSA and the rest of the US made alphabet soup beg to differ on how your web traffic, viewing habits, school and work history, what medical records slip through, and bank accounts are tightly bound! And they are immune to all legislation, domestic and international. It's part of the ongoing joke. The groups that have access to most all your information are also the groups that kill, torture, imprison, and kidnap people in reality and fund more of the same in other places. But a new niche in the economy rising from the bones of junk mail…? Boo!