"I foreclosed on my house" or "I filed for bankruptcy!" Will that affect me from obtaining a Greencard or U.S. Citizenship?

In this difficult economy, a question I am often asked is if bankruptcy or foreclosing on a home will lead to problems with Immigration.  I simply reply "Immediate Deportation. The U.S. will not allow fiscally irresponsible people to remain in the country."  Then I smile and say "Just kidding."

No, it won't. In terms of obtaining lawful permanent residency (Greencard), there are only affidavit of support requirement in certain situations.  For Naturalization, the inquiry is generally limited to owing any Federal, State or local taxes. 

Ricky Malik, Esq.