Can An Illegal Immigrant File For Bankruptcy?



An illegal immigrant can file for bankruptcy in the United States. There is no reference to a citizenship requirement in the Bankruptcy Law. US Code §109 provides the requirements to be a “debtor.” The most common way to be eligible to be a debtor is to have a “domicile” in your state.

Assuming you’ve been living in your home state for a while, what other hurdles might an illegal immigrant face?


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