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The short answer isno. The federal government has almost exclusive authority to address immigration, including undocumented immigration. Currently, there is no federal law which prevents or penalizes landlords from renting to undocumented persons.

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  • Can a landlord rent to an illegal immigrant?

  • Immigration law is primarily the realm of the federal government. So, in analyzing any consequences that may apply to landlords for renting to an illegal immigrant, one should first consider federal immigration law.

  • 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.

  • Is it a crime to 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. Nor is Oklahoma an outlier.

  • How many illegal immigrants can buy a home?

  • No pulled punches, no political correctness, just an honest discussion. Illegal immigrants are a reality in the housing industry. There are an estimated 11-11.5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, and they aren homeowners ?it awfully tough to buy a home without a valid ID.