If estar is to be used with a location, why use ser to discuss where one is from?
The second context (where you are from) is not so much about where something/someone is located; it is referring to the "origin" (in this case it is ser):
This one says where the person is physically.
This one doesn't say where the person is physically, but where he/she comes from.
Because ser is to be in a situation that does not change. You will be for ever from your birthtown. But estar is to be in a situation that does change. Today you are in Madrid, tomorrow you are in New York.
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