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First of all, is it even legal to rent to undocumented immigrants? That, dear readers,depends entirely on where your property is. State laws range from emphatically pro-immigrant to aggressively anti-immigrant. Consider California and New York, where it not legal to even ask a rental applicant about their residency status.

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  • Can illegal immigrants rent apartments in the US?

  • Being an illegal immigrant in the United States is difficult and finding an apartment to rent doesn make it any better. Renting an apartment in a decent area requires legal documentation like valid social security, W2, credit history, and references that undocumented aliens don have.

  • Can illegal immigrants buy houses in the US?

  • Can Illegal Immigrants Buy Houses in the U.S. While there are legal and financial obstacles to overcome, undocumented immigrants can, in fact, buy a house in the United States. According to the Migration Policy Institute, in 2014 there were more than 3.4 million undocumented immigrants who owned homes.

  • What are the benefits of renting to illegal immigrants?

  • Beyond paying their rent on time and avoiding court entanglements, illegal immigrants are less likely to contact the landlord to constantly complain or demand property updates.

  • Can a landlord sign a lease with an illegal immigrant?

  • In some states and municipalities, it is a crime for landlords to knowingly sign a lease contract with illegal immigrants. For example, property managers and landlords in Oklahoma risk criminal penalties for signing a lease with illegal immigrant tenants.